DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/21/2004    Duedate: 10/04/2004

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MANUTE BOL
LARGE LOSERS (440)
(5-4233) [9-3-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MANUTE BOL                     POSITION IS EMPTY
LARGE LOSERS (440)             
(5-4233) [9-3-0,109]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MANUTE BOL                     FERGHAN HOHL
LARGE LOSERS (440)             THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4233) [9-3-0,109]           (5-4633) [2-9-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JOHNS (379)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JOHNS (379)                 19
2. I'M HISTORY (459)           17      I'M HISTORY (459)
3. LARGE LOSERS (440)          16      Unchartered Team
4. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)       0
5. TECHNOLOGY (283)             0BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP (429)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    44  13  1 77.2   1/ 3 JOHNS (379)               5  7 0
 2/ 0 I'M HISTORY (459)         26  10  1 72.2   2/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    5 10 0
 3/ 3 LARGE LOSERS (440)        12   9  0 57.1   3- 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)          3  0 0
 4- 4 ON THE FARM (478)         12  10  1 54.5   4/ 7 LARGE LOSERS (440)        3  0 0
 5- 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)         467 392 30 54.4   5- 1 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    3  0 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   173 168  7 50.7   6- 2 ON THE FARM (478)         2  2 0
 7/ 7 JOHNS (379)              201 322  8 38.4   7/ 0 I'M HISTORY (459)         1  0 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 504): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): STIGMA of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): ARSENAL of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): WANDERING STAR of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): OBLIVIOUS of KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): SHOCKING TOAD of NINJAS from BONSUR (Shocking Toad)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): none
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): ICU (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 507): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 490): GOUT GOUT of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 463): MAD MILKSTER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of KALTOS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team MORE NEW TEAMS 2 was 
unseated this week as JOHNS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at MORE NEW TEAMS 2's guildhouse 
after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 5th.  Dark Arena 
anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week LARGE LOSERS went 1-0-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  My praise to JOHNS 
for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  JOHN TYLER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested HOFFA and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, ZAKAU put down NORLE PARTH, causing him to 
lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after 
warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster BELISS DON 
herself.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week as MANUTE BOL boldly 
challenged BELISS DON in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail MANUTE BOL, Duelmaster of KALTOS! 
Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole 
city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in KALTOS these days is TECHNOLOGY.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding TECHNOLOGY.  Indeed it was LARGE 
LOSERS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in KALTOS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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 next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANUTE BOL 4233               9   3  0   109       LARGE LOSERS (440)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424       9   4  1   107       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN TYLER 4420               8   3  0    85       I'M HISTORY (459)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  59  0    83       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEO 4602                      4   2  1    62       TECHNOLOGY (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAST FORWARD 4484            10   8  0    55       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-SAM BOWIE 4256                3   4  0    54       LARGE LOSERS (440)
 ZAKAU 4623                    8   5  0    45       JOHNS (379)
-DOG 4576                      5   4  1    41       ON THE FARM (478)
 FLYNN 4624                    7   6  1    39       JOHNS (379)
-HORSE 4575                    5   5  0    39       ON THE FARM (478)
-INSANITY 4625                 3   1  0    38       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
-JOHN BROWN 4414               3   0  0    35       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           3   0  0    30       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 HOFFA 4622                    7   6  0    27       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           4   2  0    27       I'M HISTORY (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERLOI GILL 4620               4  10  0    22       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 NORLE PARTH 4658              2   3  0    20       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             2   9  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-BURNING MAN 4614              1   0  0    17       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 INGOLD KERR 4652              2   4  0    14       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-COW 4577                      2   1  0    13       ON THE FARM (478)
-MIGHT AS WELL 4261            0   2  0    10       LARGE LOSERS (440)
-ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          2   1  0     9       I'M HISTORY (459)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANUTE BOL devastated BELISS DON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
HOFFA was vanquished by JOHN TYLER in a 6 minute uneven battle.
ZAKAU demolished NORLE PARTH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FLYNN devastated ERLOI GILL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HOFFA defeated FERGHAN HOHL in a crowd pleasing 6 minute match.
INGOLD KERR bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute gory duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       28 -   8 -  0      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  2      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  19 -  1      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -  14 -  0      13  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 505 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MANUTE BOL 4233             9   3  0  109 LARGE LOSERS (440)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHN TYLER 4420             8   3  0   85 I'M HISTORY (459)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZAKAU 4623                  8   5  0   45 JOHNS (379)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLYNN 4624                  7   6  1   39 JOHNS (379)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MANUTE BOL 4233.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FERGHAN HOHL 4633.  The ten other most popular fighters were MANUTE BOL 4233, 
FLYNN 4624, ZAKAU 4623, INGOLD KERR 4652, JOHN TYLER 4420, NORLE PARTH 4658, ERLOI 
GILL 4620, HOFFA 4622, HOFFA 4348, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 4348.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFFA 4622, ERLOI GILL 4620, NORLE PARTH 4658, JOHN TYLER 4420, INGOLD 
KERR 4652, ZAKAU 4623, FLYNN 4624, MANUTE BOL 4233, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, and  0.

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

BELISS DON (5-4558) THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)