DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2005    Duedate: 02/07/2005

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-514

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FREDERICK DOUGLASS
I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4424) [15-5-1,150]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FREDERICK DOUGLASS             THE IMPECCABLE PIG
I'M HISTORY (459)              JUST DON'T CARE (396)
(5-4424) [15-5-1,150]          (5-3818) [4-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FREDERICK DOUGLASS             MANUTE BOL
I'M HISTORY (459)              LARGE LOSERS (440)
(5-4424) [15-5-1,150]          (5-4233) [14-6-0,114]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I'M HISTORY (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MASSAGE PARLORS (487)       56
2. I'M HISTORY (459)           28      I'M HISTORY (459)
3. LARGE LOSERS (440)          13      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      10
5. JUST DON'T CARE (396)        5      JUST DON'T CARE (396)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*JUST DON'T CARE (396)      4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459)         7  3 0
 2/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459)         49  16  1 75.4   2/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  8 0
 3- 3*MY CATS (485)              2   1  0 66.7   3/ 2 JOHNS (379)               4  8 0
 4/ 4 LARGE LOSERS (440)        17  12  0 58.6   4/ 4*JUST DON'T CARE (396)     3  0 0
 5/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   193 193  9 50.0   5/ 5 LARGE LOSERS (440)        3  0 0
 6/ 0*MASSAGE PARLORS (487)      2   3  0 40.0   6/ 0*MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     2  3 0
 7/ 7 JOHNS (379)              216 343  8 38.6   7- 6*MY CATS (485)             1  0 0
 8/ 0*LORD OF THE BLING (488)    2   4  0 33.3   8/ 0*LORD OF THE BLING (488)   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 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): PROWESS of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): WOLF SPIDER of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): STEAL SHANK of DARK PENNACLE (Dincuru Feadagnor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): BENDER of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): MEET DEATH of INANIMATE TOFU (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): DARK GUMBY of WASTELAND II from BONSUR (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): none
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): FORMIDABLE of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
                           YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): DONNA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Most new teams 
do poorly at first.  MASSAGE PARLORS, however, has gotten off to a reasonable start 
at 2-3-0.  Nice job!  Hey everybody, watch out for BUCK NAKED, who flew up 31 points 
in the rankings after mashing PERSISTENT BEGGAR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  FERGHAN HOHL was 
bested by CAPTURED ORC and drops 11 points.  Our battling duelmaster FREDERICK 
DOUGLASS has managed to hold the title, fending off HOFFA's none too subtle advances. 
Better luck next time, JOHNS.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a 
day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid TECHNOLOGY, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does KALTOS really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  TECHNOLOGY + Weapons That go Boom = LARGE LOSERS + Avoid City.  And who is 
this HOFFA you ask, with 42 points and a 10-12-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could 
tell!  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying THE IMPECCABLE PIG 
will do.  He challenged 18 points down to trash HOFFA.  Definition of petty:  THE 
IMPECCABLE PIG bested HOFFA, a mismatch of 18 points.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in KALTOS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424      15   5  1   150       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANUTE BOL 4233              14   6  0   114       LARGE LOSERS (440)
 JOHN TYLER 4420              13   4  0    97       I'M HISTORY (459)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  68  0    92       JOHNS (379)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           9   3  0    83       I'M HISTORY (459)
 FLYNN 4624                   14   8  1    68       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN BROWN 4414               6   2  0    65       I'M HISTORY (459)
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818       4   1  0    64       JUST DON'T CARE (396)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAM BOWIE 4256                3   4  0    54       LARGE LOSERS (440)
 ZAKAU 4623                   13   9  0    48       JOHNS (379)
 HOFFA 4622                   10  12  0    42       JOHNS (379)
 INGOLD KERR 4652              6   9  1    41       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ERLOI GILL 4620               8  15  0    40       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          6   2  0    34       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DYLAN 4643                    2   1  0    33       MY CATS (485)
 BUCK NAKED 4654               1   0  0    31       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             5  15  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHESTER EGG 4662              5   4  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 NORLE PARTH 4658              6   8  1    27       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYRONE BAGGINS 4663           2   1  0    23       LORD OF THE BLING (488)
 RUB DOWN 4653                 1   0  0    13       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
-MIGHT AS WELL 4261            0   2  0    10       LARGE LOSERS (440)
 HAPPY ENDING 4657             0   1  0     1       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MADAME ESTELLE 4655    0  1 0 MASSAGE PARLORS 487   STONE GOLEM 622       514 NONE    
SPANK ME PLEASE 4656   0  1 0 MASSAGE PARLORS 487   BANDIT PRINCE 621     514 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zakau -- You again.  I could hate you.  It would be easy. -- Erloi Gill

Abraham Lincoln -- Somebody told me it would be infamous if I attacked you.  I didn't
want to be infamous. -- Ingold Kerr

I wish the Fratsfans would keep their stupid slaves home. -- Ferghan Hohl

I dunno what's so bad about being a "Mordant Deserter."  If I was in Mordant, I'd
desert, too. -- Norle Parth
P.S.  Or maybe two desserts.

And the Persistent Beggar to round things off.  He's a rotten fighter, but he IS
persistent.  Truth in advertising. -- Chester Egg

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MADAME ESTELLE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPANK ME PLEASE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MANUTE BOL savagely defeated JOHN TYLER in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
THE IMPECCABLE PIG devastated HOFFA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS overpowered HOFFA in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
FLYNN was bested by HARRIET TUBMAN in a popular 1 minute duel.
ZAKAU was devastated by JOHN BROWN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FERGHAN HOHL was handily defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ERLOI GILL won victory over TYRONE BAGGINS in a 1 minute duel.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN won victory over NORLE PARTH in a 1 minute duel.
INGOLD KERR overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CHESTER EGG defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute fight.
BUCK NAKED overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
RUB DOWN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HAPPY ENDING was devastated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   9 -  1      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  16 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 514 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424    15   5  1  150 I'M HISTORY (459)
AIMED BLOW       MANUTE BOL 4233            14   6  0  114 LARGE LOSERS (440)
TOTAL PARRY      JOHN TYLER 4420            13   4  0   97 I'M HISTORY (459)
PARRY-LUNGE      HARRIET TUBMAN 4415         9   3  0   83 I'M HISTORY (459)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLYNN 4624                 14   8  1   68 JOHNS (379)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZAKAU 4623                 13   9  0   48 JOHNS (379)
WALL OF STEEL    ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410        6   2  0   34 I'M HISTORY (459)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was MANUTE BOL 4233.  The ten other most popular fighters were MADAME 
ESTELLE 4655, HARRIET TUBMAN 4415, ERLOI GILL 4620, BUCK NAKED 4654, THE IMPECCABLE 
PIG 3818, FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424, FLYNN 4624, JOHN BROWN 4414, ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410, 
and INGOLD KERR 4652.

The least popular fighter this week was HAPPY ENDING 4657.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TYRONE BAGGINS 4663, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, ZAKAU 4623, HOFFA 4348, 
HOFFA 4622, SPANK ME PLEASE 4656, RUB DOWN 4653, NORLE PARTH 4658, JOHN TYLER 4420, 
and CHESTER EGG 4662.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FREDERICK DOUGLASS (5-4424) I'M HISTORY (459)
MANUTE BOL (5-4233) LARGE LOSERS (440)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUX0R 4560 (30-11-0)                   5  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRIED TWINKIE 4562 (28-9-0)            6  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     
EVENFLO 2776 (21-14-0)                 2  3  0         TECHNOLOGY           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN TYLER 4420 (13-3-0)               2  3  0         I'M HISTORY          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUCK NAKED 4654 (0-0-0)                8  3  0         MASSAGE PARLORS      
DYLAN 4643 (2-1-0)                     3  3  0         MY CATS              
GATOR BAIT 4609 (2-0-1)                1  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPIRIT 3806 (0-0-0)                    0  1  0  DEAD   BAD LOSERS           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILKY SAM 4670 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         LORD OF THE BLING    
RUB DOWN 4653 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         MASSAGE PARLORS