DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2005    Duedate: 05/30/2005

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-522

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              GRIMM
                               EVEREST LLP (490)
                               (5-4681) [3-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZAKAU                          FERGHAN HOHL
JOHNS (379)                    THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4623) [18-12-0,75]          (5-4633) [8-20-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EVEREST LLP (490)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      41
2. EVEREST LLP (490)           26      OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
3. I'M HISTORY (459)           24      Unchartered Team
4. OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)     11
5. JOHNS (379)                 10      EVEREST LLP (490)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*EVEREST LLP (490)         12   3  0 80.0   1/ 1*EVEREST LLP (490)        12  3 0
 2/ 3 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   11   3  0 78.6   2/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   11  4 1
 3/ 1 JUST DON'T CARE (396)      9   3  0 75.0   3/ 2 I'M HISTORY (459)         7  8 0
 4/ 4 I'M HISTORY (459)         73  31  1 70.2   4/ 4 JOHNS (379)               5  7 0
 5- 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)         483 403 30 54.5   5- 6 TECHNOLOGY (283)          4  2 0
 6- 6 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      121 105  8 53.5   6/ 8 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   3  0 0
 7/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   209 217 11 49.1   7- 5 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       2  2 0
 8/ 8 JOHNS (379)              228 363  8 38.6   8/ 7 JUST DON'T CARE (396)     1  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 521): SNAG of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): PIP of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): THE UPRIGHT MAN of ALASTARIAN IDOL (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): THAT! of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 521): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): ESPANA (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): KING NIXON (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): TWISTED SISTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): BLEVINS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
                          WHIRLING MIST of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
              (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail KALTOS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  The THE MIDDLE WAY 5 guild has had a 5-0-1 turn and deserves to be watched in 
the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, 
HARRIET TUBMAN fought HOFFA and gained 17 points and contributed to I'M HISTORY's 
2-3-0.  JOHN BROWN has lost to CHESTER EGG, falling 10 points, while helping make I'M 
HISTORY a 2-3-0 turn.  THE IMPECCABLE PIG challenged for the Duelmastership this 
turn, attempting to dethrone I'M HISTORY's warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and JOHN TYLER remains KALTOS' top warrior for another turn.  
By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
The Victory Tavern?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  TECHNOLOGY has cause to stand tall, as they were KALTOS' most 
avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who avoided 
TECHNOLOGY stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was JUST DON'T CARE.  Anyone 
surprised?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that KALTOS has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in KALTOS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in KALTOS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAST FORWARD 4484            15   9  0   110       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 HARRIET TUBMAN 4415          14   6  0   105       I'M HISTORY (459)
 ICE FOX 3877                 11   3  0   105       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  76  0   100       JOHNS (379)
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818       9   3  0    94       JUST DON'T CARE (396)
-BEATLE BAILEY 3745           14  12  0    91       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL DURHAM 4324             11   4  0    83       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 FLYNN 4624                   18  12  1    81       JOHNS (379)
 ZAKAU 4623                   18  12  0    75       JOHNS (379)
-MOUSE DAVIS 4379              8   3  2    73       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 CHESTER EGG 4662             10   7  0    71       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORLE PARTH 4658             10  12  2    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HOFFA 4622                   13  17  0    61       JOHNS (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             8  20  0    56       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-WOLFMAN JACK 4594             4   0  0    56       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 ERLOI GILL 4620              10  21  0    54       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-SAMANTHA FOX 4574             3   4  0    54       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 INGOLD KERR 4652              8  15  2    51       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JOHN BROWN 4414               9   7  0    49       I'M HISTORY (459)
-SONNY 4671                    3   3  0    49       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          9   7  0    36       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           4   1  0    33       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 MARY TODD 4679                4   2  0    27       I'M HISTORY (459)
 GRIMM 4681                    3   0  0    27       EVEREST LLP (490)
 ANGUS 4680                    3   0  0    25       EVEREST LLP (490)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LHOTSE 4683                   2   1  0    22       EVEREST LLP (490)
 BLABB 4684                    2   1  0    21       EVEREST LLP (490)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILDE 4697                    2   0  0    21       EVEREST LLP (490)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 603      0  1 0   1                   INGOLD KERR 4652      522 NONE    
BURNING MAN 4614       4  4 0 TECHNOLOGY 283        NORLE PARTH 4658      518 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Electric Sheep -- We meet again.  You know, I've been wondering, what kind of wool
does an electric sheep produce?  Steel wool? -- Norle Parth
P.S.  Or maybe that kind of hair-like lightening that one gets from a van de graf
generator?  It's an interesting puzzle to toy with when trying to get to sleep.

Wolfman Jack -- Do you HAVE to howl in my ear?  Actually, I don't understand how YOU
stand it, since your ears are just as close and even bigger.  I'd think you wolves
would all be deaf by now. -- Erloi Gill

Hoffa -- Gods, I hate you!  Though probably not as much as your manager does, to keep
sending you out on the sands in body after body. -- Ingold Kerr

Really, truly, the Fratsfa Slave is a joke.  Send the dude home! -- Chester Egg
P.S.  Insulting me will gain you nothing.

It'd be interesting to meet an Orc who hadn't been Captured.  He might be a better
fighter and a better teacher, after all. -- Ferghan Hohl

Chester Egg -- I will insult whenever I feel like it. -- Larsanthek of Kurukar and
Fratsfa

Hilde -- Hey, I was just trying to be a gentleman.  Just because I'm a thief doesn't
mean I can't be polite, you know. -- Hector Jones, of the Famous Jones Brothers,
Robbers of Banks

Grimm -- My brother can be a gentleman if he wants to, but I think he's nuts.  Meet
in the alley behind the arena, tonight, an hour after sunset, and I'll show you who
knows what. -- Percy Jones

Angus -- Only a DIME? -- Oh-John, Beggar in good standing

Blabb -- Gawds, you really ARE a talker, aren't you?  Don't you know any amusing
things to say? -- Rovalo d'Kormachi, late of Mordant

Ferghan Hohl -- You wouldn't have won so easily if the damned arenamaster hadn't
insisted on sending me out in hobbles. -- Geroge Maloth, Orc at Large

Chester Egg -- I suppose you bribed the arenamaster to get that match. -- Larsanthek
of Kurukar and Fratsfa

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE IMPECCABLE PIG was devastated by JOHN TYLER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ICE FOX vanquished ZAKAU in a 1 minute uneven battle.
HOFFA was demolished by HARRIET TUBMAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
FLYNN viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
JOHN BROWN was devastated by CHESTER EGG in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
HOFFA defeated ABRAHAM LINCOLN in a 3 minute struggle.
NORLE PARTH overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
FERGHAN HOHL overcame MARY TODD in a action packed 3 minute gruesome uneven melee.
ERLOI GILL overpowered BLABB in a 1 minute uneven duel.
INGOLD KERR assassinated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ANGUS handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GRIMM demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LHOTSE overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's contest.
HILDE demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -   5 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  13 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  12 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  22 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 522 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HARRIET TUBMAN 4415        14   6  0  105 I'M HISTORY (459)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ICE FOX 3877               11   3  0  105 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
AIMED BLOW       THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818     9   3  0   94 JUST DON'T CARE (396)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLYNN 4624                 18  12  1   81 JOHNS (379)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHESTER EGG 4662           10   7  0   71 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
WALL OF STEEL    ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410        9   7  0   36 I'M HISTORY (459)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZAKAU 4623.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FERGHAN HOHL 4633.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLYNN 4624, HARRIET 
TUBMAN 4415, ICE FOX 3877, NORLE PARTH 4658, ERLOI GILL 4620, CHESTER EGG 4662, 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410, LHOTSE 4683, THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, and INGOLD KERR 4652.

The least popular fighter this week was BLABB 4684.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARY TODD 4679, HOFFA 4622, JOHN BROWN 4414, HOFFA 4348, ZAKAU 4623, 
HILDE 4697, GRIMM 4681, ANGUS 4680, INGOLD KERR 4652, and THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818.

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

JOHN TYLER (5-4420) I'M HISTORY (459)