DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/10/2004    Duedate: 08/23/2004

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRIED TWINKIE
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
(5-4562) [21-5-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRIED TWINKIE                  DOG
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)         ON THE FARM (478)
(5-4562) [21-5-0,109]          (5-4576) [4-3-1,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELISS DON                     BELISS DON
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4558) [18-17-0,102]         (5-4558) [18-17-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JOHNS (379)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SCOUNDRELS (483)            25
2. ON THE FARM (478)           24      MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
3. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)       6      Unchartered Team
4. PARTY ANIMALS (324)          0
5. RENEGADES II (180)           0      SCOUNDRELS (483)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)   10   3  0 76.9   1- 1 RENEGADES II (180)        9  1 1
 2/ 2 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    41  13  1 75.9   2- 2 THE TAKEN (370)           6  4 0
 3/10*SCOUNDRELS (483)           3   1  0 75.0   3/ 3 JOHNS (379)               5  7 0
 4- 3 THE TAKEN (370)           63  50  3 55.8   4/ 5 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    3  0 0
 5/ 8*ON THE FARM (478)         10   8  1 55.6   5/ 8*SCOUNDRELS (483)          3  1 0
 6- 5 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      113  99  8 53.3   6/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    3 12 0
 7- 6 RENEGADES II (180)       276 249 19 52.6   7- 6 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       2  3 1
 8/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   168 158  7 51.5   8/ 7*ON THE FARM (478)         2  3 0
 9/11 JOHNS (379)              196 315  8 38.4   9-11 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)   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 501): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 501): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 505): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 502): TERRI TOWEL of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 497): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 488): POOPIEHEAD of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 487): RAZOR MELODY of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 461): MAD MILKSTER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 452): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 387): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 380): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 501): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): MAYAN WHITE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 501): RENEGADES II (Elizamir, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 505): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 502): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 497): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 488): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 487): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 461): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 452): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 387): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 380): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): GRAPH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            PICKLE JUICE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            VASSAL of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            HANNAH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
                   (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
              (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KALTOS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, RENEGADES II, since JOHNS 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  SCOUNDRELS turned their 
2-0-0 turn into a 5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, 
and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see CAITIFF 
win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DOG beat FLYNN and FLYNN lost 13 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like KALTOS has some guts at least, BELISS 
DON the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  FRIED TWINKIE challenged 
KALTOS' Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the 
new, as FRIED TWINKIE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  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, KALTOS?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
KALTOS, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  THE TAKEN the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was MORE NEW TEAMS 2.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KALTOS' 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the KALTOS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562           21   5  0   109       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL DURHAM 4324             10   2  0   114       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 BELISS DON 4558              18  17  0   102       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-SILENT 4600                  13   5  1   100       THE TAKEN (370)
-ROSE 4603                    12   4  2    91       THE TAKEN (370)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOUSE DAVIS 4379              7   1  2    90       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-BEATLE BAILEY 3745           13  10  0    86       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  56  0    80       JOHNS (379)
-TONY TWILO 4525              10   3  0    75       HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOBLIN 4605                   7   9  0    60       THE TAKEN (370)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE LIMPER 4639               6   0  0    52       THE TAKEN (370)
 DOG 4576                      4   3  1    52       ON THE FARM (478)
 ZAKAU 4623                    6   4  0    34       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPONGE II 3897                7   0  0    33       RENEGADES II (180)
-VINNY THE JET 3889            6   2  0    33       RENEGADES II (180)
 FLYNN 4624                    5   5  1    30       JOHNS (379)
 HORSE 4575                    4   4  0    28       ON THE FARM (478)
-FENRIS 4530                   4   2  1    27       RENEGADES II (180)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRAND 4651                    3   0  0    25       RENEGADES II (180)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4622                    6   4  0    22       JOHNS (379)
 MALEFACTOR 4630               2   0  0    22       SCOUNDRELS (483)
 CAITIFF 4627                  1   1  0    21       SCOUNDRELS (483)
 ERLOI GILL 4620               4   7  0    19       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-COW 4577                      2   1  0    13       ON THE FARM (478)
-SAMANTHA FOX 4574             1   4  0    11       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-WOLFMAN JACK 4594             1   0  0    11       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             1   7  0    10       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-INSANITY 4625                 1   1  0     8       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 NORLE PARTH 4658              1   1  0     4       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 INGOLD KERR 4652              0   3  0     3       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HANS JOILICE 4606      5  9 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  DOG 4576              499         
MARIGON ORRIS 4645     0  3 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  FENRIS 4530           500         
PRIME 3882            10  3 1 RENEGADES II 180      MOUSE DAVIS 4379      501         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rose -- You know what they say, a Rose by any other name would be somebody else.  Odd
to think about being somebody else, isn't it?  Although there are days when it's a
very ATTRACTIVE sort of odd.  Bill-paying days, for instance, or don't-forget-to-
write-your-mother days.  And then, of course, the days when I wouldn't be someone
else for a fortune, the going-out-with-someone-special days, for instance.  Or the
big-win-in-the-arena days, like this one.  I guess there's nothing for it but to take
it as it comes. -- Beliss Don, in a philosophical mood

Fenris -- That was not the fight I had in mind when I got up this morning.  Four
hits, ouch!  But at least you didn't linger over your work.  I would've hated that.
-- Erloi Gill

Zakau -- (really annoyed look)  I would have avoided you, I tried to avoid you, I
hope to avoid you in the future, but you really pushed yourself in my face today,
which made it hard.  Especially when you pushed your SWORD in my face! -- Ferghan
Hohl
P.S.  Okay, it wasn't my face, but it was something just as important and even MORE
painful.  I'm not laughing here, you know.

Malefactor -- I guess SO!  You're a real scoundrel! -- Ingold Kerr
P.S.  How come you don't have a gender?  Did you malefact someone who kicked you hard
where the hair was short?  I'd almost be sympathetic over that, horrid thought, after
all, but still...nobody says I have to like you, right?  So I won't.
P.P.S.  But I wouldn't mind meeting your brother Ben some time.  Not ALL you Efactors
are bad guys.

The Persistent Beggar is a rude little runt.  He kept darting around making vague
passes at me with his silly little shortsword and offering to "let" me win if I'd
give him this, that, or the other sum.  Like I would waste my money on him!  I've got
better uses for it, thanks very much. -- Norle Parth

Fenris -- Are you saying you didn't LIKE my face?  I'll have you know that many men
have PRAISED its symmetry and delicate coloring.  Er, before the recent development,
that was. -- Ghost of Marigon

Vinny -- Yeah, I do.  You're picking on me! -- Ferghan Hohl

Brand -- But what if there isn't anyone else to fight? -- Ingold Kerr

Eli -- Don't sweat it.  We know that deaths happen.  The gods know we've seen enough
of them over the years!  I'm not going to cry, sulk, or seek some other arena.  As
arenas go these days, this is one of the better ones.  I hate it when mine are the
only personals.... -- Nick

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRIED TWINKIE unbelievably bested BELISS DON in a 9 minute Challenge Title fight.
DOG demolished FLYNN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HORSE overpowered ERLOI GILL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HOFFA was devastated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZAKAU demolished FERGHAN HOHL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MALEFACTOR vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HOFFA beat INGOLD KERR in a 4 minute brawl.
CAITIFF handily defeated NORLE PARTH in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       29 -   8 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  12 -  2      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  11 -  2      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  4      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -  13 -  0       0  |

Turn 502 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     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FRIED TWINKIE 4562         21   5  0  109 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BELISS DON 4558            18  17  0  102 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
BASHING ATTACK   DOG 4576                    4   3  1   52 ON THE FARM (478)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZAKAU 4623                  6   4  0   34 JOHNS (379)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELISS DON 4558.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BELISS DON 4558.  The ten other most popular fighters were INGOLD KERR 4652, DOG 
4576, HORSE 4575, ZAKAU 4623, MALEFACTOR 4630, CAITIFF 4627, FRIED TWINKIE 4562, 
FLYNN 4624, ERLOI GILL 4620, and HOFFA 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 4622.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NORLE PARTH 4658, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, HOFFA 4348, ERLOI GILL 4620, FLYNN 
4624, FRIED TWINKIE 4562, CAITIFF 4627, MALEFACTOR 4630, ZAKAU 4623, and HORSE 4575.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FRIED TWINKIE (5-4562) MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI