DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/18/2006    Duedate: 05/01/2006

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-546

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMANTHA FOX
PARTY ANIMALS (324)
(5-4574) [11-6-1,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WOLFMAN JACK                   SUSHIE
PARTY ANIMALS (324)            PAPER MARIO (457)
(5-4594) [10-1-1,154]          (5-4394) [2-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOUSE DAVIS                    GLORIA IMBRO
PARTY ANIMALS (324)            THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4379) [13-9-2,101]          (5-4718) [10-7-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PARTY ANIMALS (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      41
2. PARTY ANIMALS (324)         34      PARTY ANIMALS (324)
3. PAPER MARIO (457)            0      Unchartered Team
4. SPORTS GREATS (496)          0
5. I HEART BALLS (498)          0      PAPER MARIO (457)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 I HEART BALLS (498)       19   3  0 86.4   1/ 3 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       8  2 0
 2/ 3*PAPER MARIO (457)          4   3  0 57.1   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  6 0
 3/ 4 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      154 119 10 56.4   3/ 5*PAPER MARIO (457)         4  3 0
 4- 5*SPORTS GREATS (496)       10   9  3 52.6   4- 4*SPORTS GREATS (496)       3  2 1
 5/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   270 269 12 50.1   5- 2 I HEART BALLS (498)       2  1 0
 6- 7 JOHNS (379)              256 401  8 39.0   6- 6 JOHNS (379)               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 542): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WOOD CHUCK of EAGER BEAVERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in KALTOS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 is pushed out of top team by PARTY ANIMALS, who came from 3rd with a 
4-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, FERGUS HILL fought SUSHIE and gained 27 points and 
contributed to THE MIDDLE WAY 5's 2-2-0.  SUSHIE has lost to FERGUS HILL, falling 24 
points, while helping make PAPER MARIO a 1-2-0 turn.  Defending hers title for 
another turn, SAMANTHA FOX kept KALTOS' warrior, VETERAN MERCENARY, from claiming the 
throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the I HEART BALLS stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on KALTOS, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding I 
HEART BALLS more than any other team we find PARTY ANIMALS.  KALTOS, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that INGOLD 
KERR from THE MIDDLE WAY 5 was KALTOS' most challenged warrior this turn.  Tsk, tsk, 
tsk.  BEATLE BAILEY, does your manager know you're challenging down 22 points to 
fight GLORIA IMBRO from THE MIDDLE WAY 5?  We're not surprised to hear that BEATLE 
BAILEY won victory over GLORIA IMBRO, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why 
PARTY ANIMALS made such a challenge.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     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                  
 SAMANTHA FOX 4574            11   6  1   127       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLFMAN JACK 4594            10   1  1   154       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           22  15  0   120       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379             13   9  2   101       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 GLORIA IMBRO 4718            10   7  1    95       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JILES 4746                    6   2  0    62       I HEART BALLS (498)
-IAN 4737                      5   0  0    61       I HEART BALLS (498)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERGUS HILL 4805              6   4  0    51       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-SHANNO 4725                   8   1  0    41       I HEART BALLS (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALI 4713                      2   2  1    33       SPORTS GREATS (496)
-J. NICKLAUS 4717              3   1  1    32       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 SUSHIE 4394                   2   1  0    30       PAPER MARIO (457)
-MICKEY MANTLE 4715            3   1  0    24       SPORTS GREATS (496)
-ROD LAVER 4716                2   2  1    24       SPORTS GREATS (496)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWINK 4396                    2   1  0    17       PAPER MARIO (457)
 STAR ROD 4391                 0   1  0    15       PAPER MARIO (457)
 DINEEN FOYLE 4827             1   1  0    12       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-CAT STEVENS 4802              1   1  0     8       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHESTER EGG 4662      16 21 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  SAMANTHA FOX 4574     542 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shanno -- Gee, I really, really, really, really am sorry to have ruined that perfect,
and obviously overrated, record.  Sorry.  Sorry. -- Sushi (holding a hand over her
mouth to contain the grin)

Dineen Foyle -- Uh, I don't think I should have won that match up with your style.
I've never had a gimme before. -- Twink

As usual, Sports Greats are never really around when you need them.  (Like for
autographs and handouts.) -- Luigi, Paper Mario Manager

Samantha Fox -- Congrats, Babe.  If you are really a party animal, I want you! --
Luigi

Samantha Fox -- Enjoy your new position, or old position if you already had it and I
wasn't paying attention, which has been known to happen.  If you make it to the Isle
at some point, don't look for me there, as I will be elsewhere.  I don't know where
yet, but going on to more gladiating after two years of it just does not appeal.  The
fact that I'm quite ordinary as a gladiator may have something to do with that. --
Norle Parth
P.S.  Hmm.  High charisma, attractiveness, and cool, with low trustworthiness...
maybe I'll be come an evangelist.  I would be a televangelist, but that hasn't been
invented yet.

Beatle Bailey -- If that's your idea of a "good time," well, it isn't MINE.  I hope
all that beer makes you horribly sick. -- Gloria Imbro

A Convicted Assassin?  That's...pathetic. -- Ingold Kerr

Somebody fought the Osksi Noble, outcome not legible, gladiator's name not legible,
most of the FIGHT not legible, because the entire left half of the page is solid
black.  I think it must have been me out there, because I have often felt like that
before, during, and/or after a fight. -- Fergus Hill

Twink?  Six-feet-two and you're called TWINK?  That is sooo misleading!  I was
expecting a cute little girl with a sense of humor and maybe some good tips on where
to buy good stockings here, and what do I get?  A big, grumpy golem.  Cheese. --
Dineen Foyle

Luigi -- I'm glad you like animals and jocks.  Go fight them, eh?  We'll keep the
standbys from getting above themselves. -- Nick, The Middle Way 5
P.S.  Welcome to Kaltos.

Lord Protector Ingold Kerr -- Gods, you Middle Way types are deserting us in droves.
Why?  Is it something we said? -- Arenamaster Troktai

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes

things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEATLE BAILEY bested GLORIA IMBRO in a 6 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MOUSE DAVIS handily defeated INGOLD KERR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SAMANTHA FOX devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
WOLFMAN JACK devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
SUSHIE was overpowered by FERGUS HILL in a 4 minute mismatched brawl.
TWINK overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DINEEN FOYLE vanquished STAR ROD in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  11 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 546 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SAMANTHA FOX 4574          11   6  1  127 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
TOTAL PARRY      BEATLE BAILEY 3745         22  15  0  120 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOUSE DAVIS 4379           13   9  2  101 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
WALL OF STEEL    GLORIA IMBRO 4718          10   7  1   95 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FERGUS HILL 4805            6   4  0   51 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOUSE DAVIS 4379.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GLORIA IMBRO 4718.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOUSE DAVIS 
4379, WOLFMAN JACK 4594, SAMANTHA FOX 4574, FERGUS HILL 4805, DINEEN FOYLE 4827, 
BEATLE BAILEY 3745, TWINK 4396, SUSHIE 4394, STAR ROD 4391, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was STAR ROD 4391.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUSHIE 4394, TWINK 4396, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, DINEEN FOYLE 4827, FERGUS 
HILL 4805, SAMANTHA FOX 4574, WOLFMAN JACK 4594, MOUSE DAVIS 4379, GLORIA IMBRO 4718, 
and  0.

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

INGOLD KERR (5-4652) THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)