DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/31/2005    Duedate: 06/13/2005

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAST FORWARD
TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4484) [16-9-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAST FORWARD                   BLABB
TECHNOLOGY (283)               EVEREST LLP (490)
(5-4484) [16-9-0,121]          (5-4684) [3-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FAST FORWARD                   CHESTER EGG
TECHNOLOGY (283)               THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4484) [16-9-0,121]          (5-4662) [10-8-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EVEREST LLP (490)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARTY ANIMALS (324)         47
2. TECHNOLOGY (283)            33      OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
3. JOHNS (379)                 31      Unchartered Team
4. EVEREST LLP (490)           19
5. I'M HISTORY (459)            0      EVEREST LLP (490)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*EVEREST LLP (490)         15   5  0 75.0   1/ 1*EVEREST LLP (490)        11  4 0
 2/ 2 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   11   4  0 73.3   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    9  6 1
 3- 4 I'M HISTORY (459)         73  31  1 70.2   3/ 4 JOHNS (379)               7  5 0
 4/ 3 JUST DON'T CARE (396)      9   4  0 69.2   4/ 7 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       6  3 0
 5/ 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)         486 403 30 54.7   5/ 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)          5  1 0
 6/ 6 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      125 106  8 54.1   6- 3 I'M HISTORY (459)         4  6 0
 7/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   210 221 11 48.7   7/ 6 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   2  1 0
 8/ 8 JOHNS (379)              231 364  8 38.8   8/ 8 JUST DON'T CARE (396)     1  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 522): SNAG of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 407): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 527): NOT HOYLE of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 523): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 522): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 526): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 524): MAJOR ANGER of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 518): THE UPRIGHT MAN of ALASTARIAN IDOL (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 510): QUINTAL of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 509): DAZEY of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 483): BENANDANTI of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 473): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 208): MAELSTROM FURY of THE MYRMIDON (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 460): MIYAGI'S MIATA of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 409): 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 358): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 160): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 402): MIMIC BLENNY of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave
                             Dave, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 522): LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 407): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 527): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 523): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 522): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 526): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 524): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 518): THE FELLOWSHIP (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 510): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 509): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 483): KAMIKAZI (Nemesis, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 473): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 208): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 460): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 409): 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 358): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 160): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 402): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 510): QUINTAL of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
                (turn 509): SMUNCH of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 509): DAZEY of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOLME (turn 472): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 160): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of KALTOS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week PARTY ANIMALS went 4-1-0 to move up 3 in 
the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-0 record which TECHNOLOGY managed to 
post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  BULL 
DURHAM caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
HOFFA and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, WOLFMAN JACK put down NORLE PARTH, causing him to lose 14 points of 
recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of FAST FORWARD, for 
with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in KALTOS seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city KALTOS.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in KALTOS these 
days is I'M HISTORY.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of PARTY ANIMALS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after HOFFA. 
Watch your back!   
     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 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                  
 FAST FORWARD 4484            16   9  0   121       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           15  12  0   105       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-HARRIET TUBMAN 4415          14   6  0   105       I'M HISTORY (459)
 BULL DURHAM 4324             12   4  0   102       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  77  0   101       JOHNS (379)
 ICE FOX 3877                 11   4  0    94       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818       9   4  0    88       JUST DON'T CARE (396)
 FLYNN 4624                   19  12  1    87       JOHNS (379)
 ZAKAU 4623                   19  12  0    87       JOHNS (379)
 HOFFA 4622                   14  17  0    73       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379              8   4  2    66       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 WOLFMAN JACK 4594             5   0  0    66       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 SAMANTHA FOX 4574             4   4  0    65       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 CHESTER EGG 4662             10   8  0    64       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SONNY 4671                    4   3  0    60       TECHNOLOGY (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERLOI GILL 4620              11  21  0    56       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 NORLE PARTH 4658             10  13  2    51       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-JOHN BROWN 4414               9   7  0    49       I'M HISTORY (459)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             8  21  0    45       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           5   1  0    44       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 INGOLD KERR 4652              8  16  2    42       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          9   7  0    36       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLABB 4684                    3   1  0    32       EVEREST LLP (490)
 LHOTSE 4683                   3   1  0    28       EVEREST LLP (490)
 ANGUS 4680                    3   1  0    28       EVEREST LLP (490)
-MARY TODD 4679                4   2  0    27       I'M HISTORY (459)
 HILDE 4697                    3   0  0    27       EVEREST LLP (490)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIMM 4681                    3   1  0    20       EVEREST LLP (490)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Norle Parth -- They use our wool to make electric blankets...DUH! -- Electric Sheep

John Brown -- Aren't you the lucky one, eh?  Sure, you lost, but you lived, and this
despite a group of fans in the stands singing about "John Brown's body lies a
mouldering in the grave."  Good thing for you I'm not particularly suggestible. --
Chester Egg, quite a good egg, when you come down to it

Ah!  To defeat the Dangerous Criminal, one of the tougher standbys, is indeed a
feather in my cap.  Or it would be, if I happened to be wearing a cap, but I never
did get that habit.  I don't like taking it off and having "hat hair," you see.  And
to simply stick a feather in my hair just doesn't work.  It falls out, or droops and
looks dumb, or if you really jam it in it makes an unpleasant flesh wound.  Not that
there is such a thing as a pleasant flesh wound, but some are worse than others.  You
know what I mean. -- Norle Parth, not sure what he means, but what else is new?

Mary Todd -- The arena is no place for a lady, ma'am.  You should go hit your manager
over the head with your reticule. -- Ferghan Hohl

Blabb -- Does your stage name mean you're going to be chatty? -- Erloi Gill, dreamer

Listen, who NEEDS a Fratsfa Slave? -- Ingold Kerr, who didn't want a death on his
record but is stuck with it now

Larsanthek of Kurukar and Fratsfa, deceased -- Ha!  NOW you'll be careful who you
insult! -- Chester Egg

Hilde -- Why does everyone pick on me just because I didn't want to stay in Mordant?
-- Rovalo d'Kormachi, technically a Mordant Deserter but preferring to be called an
emigrant

Lhotse -- I didn't embezzle YOUR money, so what got you all stirred up? -- Lurvayne
to'Kass, a gambler, not really an embezzler (I was going to pay it back)

Grimm -- Twice in one day?  That is SOOO unfair! -- Rovalo d'Kormachi

Angus -- I was framed. -- Lewis Jones, the Black Sheep of the Famous Jones Brothers,
non-robber of banks

Ingold Kerr -- That was totally uncalled for! -- Ghost of Larsanthek of Kurukar and
Fratsfa
P.S.  They're going to resurrect me and make me keep ON doing this stuff.  Talk about
punishment!  This is the total pits, and I don't care who knows it.

Norle Parth -- I'll GET you for this. -- (name withheld by request), Dangerous
Criminal

Flynn -- You'd beat up a Veteran Mercenary?  And viciously, too.  It is a sad comment
on the youth of today.

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!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEATLE BAILEY bested ICE FOX in a action packed 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
BULL DURHAM demolished HOFFA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MOUSE DAVIS was overpowered by ZAKAU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
WOLFMAN JACK devastated NORLE PARTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SAMANTHA FOX demolished FERGHAN HOHL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
THE IMPECCABLE PIG was vanquished by FAST FORWARD in a 1 minute Title fight.
CHESTER EGG was beaten by HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 5 minute brawl.
FLYNN defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
SONNY vanquished INGOLD KERR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ERLOI GILL luckily beat ANGUS in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
GRIMM was overpowered by ELECTRIC SHEEP in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
HILDE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LHOTSE devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BLABB demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -   6 -  0      81  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  22 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 523 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FAST FORWARD 4484          16   9  0  121 TECHNOLOGY (283)
TOTAL PARRY      BEATLE BAILEY 3745         15  12  0  105 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
AIMED BLOW       THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818     9   4  0   88 JUST DON'T CARE (396)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLYNN 4624                 19  12  1   87 JOHNS (379)
STRIKING ATTACK  WOLFMAN JACK 4594           5   0  0   66 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FAST FORWARD 4484.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHESTER EGG 4662.  The ten other most popular fighters were ICE FOX 3877, 
FLYNN 4624, ERLOI GILL 4620, ANGUS 4680, ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595, BLABB 4684, BEATLE 
BAILEY 3745, BULL DURHAM 4324, ZAKAU 4623, and WOLFMAN JACK 4594.

The least popular fighter this week was GRIMM 4681.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were INGOLD KERR 4652, THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, NORLE 
PARTH 4658, MOUSE DAVIS 4379, HOFFA 4348, LHOTSE 4683, HILDE 4697, SONNY 4671, and 
HOFFA 4622.