DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2006    Duedate: 01/23/2006

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-539

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOFFA
JOHNS (379)
(5-4348) [11-90-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOFFA                          JILES
JOHNS (379)                    I HEART BALLS (498)
(5-4348) [11-90-0,128]         (5-4746) [2-2-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHESTER EGG                    GLORIA IMBRO
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4662) [16-18-0,81]          (5-4718) [6-4-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I HEART BALLS (498)         16
2. JOHNS (379)                 11      THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
3. EVEREST LLP (490)            0      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (494)          0
5. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)     -42      I HEART BALLS (498)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*I HEART BALLS (498)        7   2  0 77.8   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  8 0
 2- 3 EVEREST LLP (490)         52  33  3 61.2   2/ 3*I HEART BALLS (498)       5  1 0
 3/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   252 255 12 49.7   3- 2 EVEREST LLP (490)         5  5 0
 4/ 5 JOHNS (379)              254 392  8 39.3   4/ 4 JOHNS (379)               4  3 0
 5- 6*ARENA FELINES (494)        0   3  0  0.0   5- 6*ARENA FELINES (494)       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 535): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): OTIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): LHOTSE of EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 535): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): none
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): PORTAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): MAGIC JOHNSON of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): DONNA THE HUNTRESS of THE FALLEN (Azrael, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail KALTOS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, JILES fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 14 points and 
contributed to I HEART BALLS' 2-0-0.  NORLE PARTH has lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, 
falling 22 points, while helping make THE MIDDLE WAY 5 a 0-5-0 turn.  Due to hers 
absence and inability to defend the throne, LHOTSE has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
And not without some honor, HOFFA now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
KALTOS.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Victory Tavern uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in KALTOS and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in KALTOS again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4348                   11  90  0   128       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LHOTSE 4683                  12   5  0   106       EVEREST LLP (490)
 HOFFA 4622                   22  25  0    91       JOHNS (379)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANGUS 4680                   10   7  0    86       EVEREST LLP (490)
 INGOLD KERR 4652             19  21  2    84       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 CHESTER EGG 4662             16  18  0    81       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 NORLE PARTH 4658             17  22  2    80       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-BLABB 4684                    9   8  1    68       EVEREST LLP (490)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLORIA IMBRO 4718             6   4  1    66       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRIMM 4681                   11   6  0    48       EVEREST LLP (490)
-HILDE 4697                   10   6  2    46       EVEREST LLP (490)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILES 4746                    2   2  0    29       I HEART BALLS (498)
 SHANNO 4725                   4   0  0    25       I HEART BALLS (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IAN 4737                      1   0  0    23       I HEART BALLS (498)
-THE GREEK CAT 4706            0   3  0    13       ARENA FELINES (494)
 FERGUS HILL 4805              1   2  0     5       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jiles -- The heart-balls.  Yes.  Well.  Um, I knew a chef once who made heart-balls.
Ground up the heart, you know, with some peas, onions, and mystery spices, rolled
them in, I dunno, cracker crumbs, maybe, and deep fat fried 'em. -- Fergus Hill,
waxing reminiscent
P.S.  They were awful.
P.P.S.  The liver-and-onion pate was better.

Angus -- I had hoped for more skills from, but I'll take the win. -- Ingold Kerr
P.S.  I will NOT take the recipe for haggis.  Thanks just the same, but...no.
P.P.S.  It sounds too much like Fergus's heart-balls.

Hoffa 4622, not the one who was Duel2Dude and laughed at us, the other one -- You're
no better than your teammate is. -- Norle Parth
P.S.  And I thank the gods for that.

Blabb -- Is this like chewing gum?  I've heard of gladiators who can't fight and chew
gum at the same time.  Are you, then, one who can't gossip and chew simultaneously?
Just curious. -- Chester Egg
P.S.  MY specialty is really devilish eggs.  It requires a conjuration, which can be
tricky, or else the eggs crack too soon and you just get stringy whites.  But not,
well, not EXACTLY white, you know?
P.P.S.  And the avocado has to be added with the greatest of care.

Hilde -- Honestly, MEN!  On and on and ON about food!  You'd suppose they never had
another thought in their heads, wouldn't you?  But I happen to know that it's just a
trick to get past Ed.  What they're REALLY thinking about wouldn't get printed. --
Gloria Imbro
P.S.  Just as well, too.

     Indeed! -- Ed.

Fergus Hill -- No, it means I'm very fond of them.  I Heart them! -- Jiles

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

INGOLD KERR was bested by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute master's fight.
HOFFA handily defeated CHESTER EGG in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title match.
NORLE PARTH was devastated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HOFFA defeated GLORIA IMBRO in a crowd pleasing 5 minute mismatched match.
FERGUS HILL lost to SHANNO in a 1 minute brutal amateur's fight.
JILES devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 539 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GLORIA IMBRO 4718           6   4  1   66 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHESTER EGG 4662.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GLORIA IMBRO 4718.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOFFA 4348, 
SHANNO 4725, JILES 4746, CHESTER EGG 4662, INGOLD KERR 4652, NORLE PARTH 4658, HOFFA 
4622, FERGUS HILL 4805,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FERGUS HILL 4805.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOFFA 4622, NORLE PARTH 4658, INGOLD KERR 4652, CHESTER EGG 
4662, JILES 4746, SHANNO 4725, HOFFA 4348, GLORIA IMBRO 4718,  0, and  0.