DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/26/2005    Duedate: 08/08/2005

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE IMPECCABLE PIG
JUST DON'T CARE (396)
(5-3818) [13-4-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE IMPECCABLE PIG             POSITION IS EMPTY
JUST DON'T CARE (396)          
(5-3818) [13-4-0,134]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZAKAU                          ERLOI GILL
JOHNS (379)                    THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4623) [22-13-0,79]          (5-4620) [14-22-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JOHNS (379)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      32
2. JUST DON'T CARE (396)       10      JUST DON'T CARE (396)
3. OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)      6      Unchartered Team
4. EVEREST LLP (490)            0
5. PARTY ANIMALS (324)          0      DEATHPUNKS ON ACID (161)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 JUST DON'T CARE (396)     13   4  0 76.5   1- 1*EVEREST LLP (490)         7  3 0
 2/ 3 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   14   5  0 73.7   2/ 2 JOHNS (379)               6  6 0
 3- 2*EVEREST LLP (490)         22   8  0 73.3   3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  7 0
 4- 5 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      127 109  8 53.8   4/ 4 JUST DON'T CARE (396)     3  0 0
 5/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   220 229 11 49.0   5/ 5 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   2  1 0
 6/ 7 JOHNS (379)              239 372  8 39.1   6- 6 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       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 525): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 411): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 531): BUD SMITH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 527): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 526): THE IMPECCABLE PIG of JUST DON'T CARE (The Muffin Man)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 530): AHMED of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 528): CAT-IN-THE-HAT of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 522): WOLFRAVEN of CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 514): GROBRAUM of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 513): HORNS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 487): SASQUATCH COWBOY of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 477): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 210): QUIA RAYNE of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 464): THIRD BASE SPOCK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 413): TURAGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 196): RON WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 184): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 362): TRAIN WRECK of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 162): KOOL AID of LIQUIDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 406): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 525): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 411): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 531): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 527): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 526): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 530): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 528): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 522): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 514): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 513): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 487): KAMIKAZI (Nemesis, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 477): GREYHAWK (Sceptre, mgr.0
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 210): LITERATI (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 464): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 413): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 196): STEEL REIGN (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 184): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 362): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 162): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 406): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 530): NOT HOYLE of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 527): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
               (turn 526): PERICLES of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
                           BAGMAN of HITMEN FOR HIRE (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 527): YAKKO of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                           DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 522): WOLFRAVEN of CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 514): GROBRAUM of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 513): LUGO BELOSKI of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
                           PRIME SLIME of THE NATURALS XI (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
               (turn 512): SKYDANCER of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 477): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 413): TURAGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 196): RON WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 184): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
                          OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 362): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 161): 2 PHAT TOO of VERMIN (Sultan, 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 EVEREST LLP was unseated 
this week as JOHNS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 1-3-0 record 
for the round.  My praise to THE MIDDLE WAY 5 for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  
Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  ERLOI GILL caught the 
eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HOFFA and was 
awarded 24 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ERLOI 
GILL put down HOFFA, causing him to lose 22 points of recognition in the process.  
Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on HOFFA as he bore arms 
against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster THE IMPECCABLE PIG.  Not for nothing has 
THE IMPECCABLE PIG in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have 
told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city KALTOS.  KALTOS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is TECHNOLOGY, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of JUST DON'T CARE are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  HOFFA take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in KALTOS.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818      13   4  0   134       JUST DON'T CARE (396)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL DURHAM 4324             13   4  0   107       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  81  0   105       JOHNS (379)
 FLYNN 4624                   21  14  1    95       JOHNS (379)
 ICE FOX 3877                 14   5  0    94       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
-BEATLE BAILEY 3745           15  13  0    92       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 ERLOI GILL 4620              14  22  0    92       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAKAU 4623                   22  13  0    79       JOHNS (379)
 HOFFA 4622                   17  18  0    79       JOHNS (379)
-WOLFMAN JACK 4594             6   1  0    74       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 NORLE PARTH 4658             12  15  2    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOUSE DAVIS 4379              8   5  2    66       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-SAMANTHA FOX 4574             4   4  0    65       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-LHOTSE 4683                   5   1  0    62       EVEREST LLP (490)
 CHESTER EGG 4662             11  11  0    59       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 INGOLD KERR 4652             11  17  2    57       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLABB 4684                    5   1  0    55       EVEREST LLP (490)
-ANGUS 4680                    4   2  0    45       EVEREST LLP (490)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HILDE 4697                    4   1  0    35       EVEREST LLP (490)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRIMM 4681                    4   2  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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ingold Kerr -- Sorry to pound on you so much.  I had some frustration to vent after
being pounded by your teammate last go around.  Hope the bruises heal quickly. --
Angus

Zakau -- I wish you'd graduate, or DIE, or something!  Get out of here however you
can.  I'm TIRED of fighting you. -- Norle Parth
P.S.  And I hate your "strong silent" acti.

Flynn -- Just another trouble-making John, aren't you?  (sigh)  Sometimes I wonder
why I ever thought being a gladiator would be good. -- Erloi Gill

Lhotse -- (with reluctant admiration)  You climbed me like I was a rock in your way.
I like a determined woman, but that's ridiculous. -- Chester Egg, a little miffed
because you didn't even NOTICE me as a person

Grimm -- Think of me as a rope that slipped. -- Ingold Kerr

Angus -- Frustrations, eh?  I can understand THAT.  *I* get pounded by my teammates,
too. -- Chester Egg

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE IMPECCABLE PIG devastated HOFFA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
HOFFA was viciously subdued by ERLOI GILL in a exciting 3 minute gory expert's battle.
ZAKAU was vanquished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FLYNN overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ICE FOX devastated NORLE PARTH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CHESTER EGG devastated CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
INGOLD KERR viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   8 -  0      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  13 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  19 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 527 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    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818    13   4  0  134 JUST DON'T CARE (396)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLYNN 4624                 21  14  1   95 JOHNS (379)
LUNGING ATTACK   ICE FOX 3877               14   5  0   94 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
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 
ERLOI GILL 4620.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHESTER EGG 4662, INGOLD 
KERR 4652, THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, FLYNN 4624, ICE FOX 3877, HOFFA 4622, ZAKAU 4623, 
HOFFA 4348, NORLE PARTH 4658, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was NORLE PARTH 4658.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOFFA 4348, ZAKAU 4623, HOFFA 4622, ICE FOX 3877, FLYNN 4624, 
THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, INGOLD KERR 4652, CHESTER EGG 4662, ERLOI GILL 4620, and  0.