DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/05/2004    Duedate: 11/18/2004

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIRD OMEN
DARK PANTHEON (317)
(6-5862) [10-7-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIRD OMEN                     STEAL SHANK
DARK PANTHEON (317)            DARK PENNACLE (521)
(6-5862) [10-7-1,116]          (6-6100) [2-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KHOMEINI                       HORNED ONE
THE DICTATORS (43)             DARK PANTHEON (317)
(6-577) [12-10-1,86]           (6-6098) [4-0-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BATTLE BEASTS (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK PANTHEON (317)         28
2. DARK PENNACLE (521)         17      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. DARK PENTAGRAM (524)        11      Unchartered Team
4. THE DICTATORS (43)           8
5. YFEL STEORRA (519)           0      DARK PENNACLE (521)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ICU (526)                 16   4  2 80.0   1/ 1 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       7  8 0
 2- 2 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     20   7  2 74.1   2/ 8 THE DICTATORS (43)        6  9 1
 3/ 3 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      182 116  8 61.1   3- 2*ICU (526)                 5  0 2
 4- 4*SCOUNDRELS (517)           9   6  0 60.0   4/ 6 DARK PANTHEON (317)       5  1 0
 5/ 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)      442 336 28 56.8   5/ 5*DARK PENNACLE (521)       5  4 1
 6/ 6 THE DICTATORS (43)       124 114 12 52.1   6- 4*YFEL STEORRA (519)        4  4 1
 7/ 7 DARK PENTAGRAM (524)      18  17  1 51.4   7/ 3 DARK PENTAGRAM (524)      3  4 0
 8/ 8*DARK PENNACLE (521)       10  11  2 47.6   8- 7 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     2  5 0
 9- 9*NIGHT ANGELS (511)        11  13  0 45.8   9- 9*NIGHT ANGELS (511)        2  5 0
10-10 IRON BROTHERS (147)       54  86  4 38.6  10-10*SCOUNDRELS (517)          1  0 0
11-11*YFEL STEORRA (519)         5  12  1 29.4  11-11 IRON BROTHERS (147)       0  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 507): THINREDONE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 392): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 512): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 508): SYNDICATE of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 507): MANUTE BOL of LARGE LOSERS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 511): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 508): TALLAHASSE TINA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 503): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 494): ASSUR of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 493): SKULL STROKER of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 467): HANGING of THE CHADS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 458): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 200): ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 445): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 393): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 187): IN-LAWS of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 175): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 343): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 152): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 386): RAZOX of BLADES OF ICE from BONSUR (Lord Andarus, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 507): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 392): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 512): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 508): THE FORCE II (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 507): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 511): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 508): BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 503): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 494): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 493): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 467): LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 458): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 200): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 445): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 393): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 187): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 175): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 343): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 152): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 386): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 511): TWITCH of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 511): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                (turn 510): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 508): TALLAHASSE TINA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
               (turn 507): TASTY HANGNAIL of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 503): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
                           MRS. O'TOOLE of BIG TROUBLE (Edge, mgr.)
               (turn 502): OJO TANGO of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           RANVENAR of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 493): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 493): SKULL STROKER of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
               (turn 492): INERTIA of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
                           MAINE COON CAT of MEOW MIX (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 466): CREEPSHOW KILLER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
                          MORACH RAZH of CLAN BATTLEAXE II (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 458): SYSTEM OF A DOWN of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 445): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
               (turn 444): FUZZY BUZZCUT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 175): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 343): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Transel -- Finally I am called.  Sensei has her hands full looking for new recruits 
for the Beasts...not having much luck, I hear.  I new fighter will debut this turn...
Komodo...but he is very much an experiment and she will be surprised if he maintains 
a winning record.  Toad, I hope you start playing here again soon.  Trolloc is the 
last fighter of Sensei's that is of an advanced rank...but he has risen too fast too 
soon and is finding many a challenge up here.  Near future Throne forecasts predict a 
vicious struggle between Steele's Pantheon and Holiday Horrors...blood will flow in 
Transel's streets...out to the lake (Transel is an island my friends).  I doubt I 
will fight hereafter...I am not one of Sensei's better wastes and I've been lucky to 
achieve this many victories.  However, one never knows.  Good luck, proud fighters of 
Transel!

Serengeti

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRANSEL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  If this keeps up, DARK PENTAGRAM, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the rankings?  THE 
DICTATORS turned their 3-2-1 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  
Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see TROLLOC win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TROLLOC 
beat KHOMEINI and KHOMEINI lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  THIRD OMEN 
challenged TRANSEL's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out with the old, 
in with the new, as THIRD OMEN takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  TRANSEL, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
DARK PENTAGRAM the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was THE DICTATORS.  Ha ha ha ha!  THIRD OMEN was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have HORNED 
ONE in a challenge, going down 13 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought 
HORNED ONE showed great skill and promise when he subdued BLOOD RAYNE.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the TRANSEL arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD OMEN 5862              10   7  1   116       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              13   5  0   108       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 TROLLOC 5942                 14   4  0   106       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-SATAN CLAUS 5878             10   1  0    99       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHOMEINI 577                 12  10  1    86       THE DICTATORS (43)
-BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877      9   4  2    76       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADOW DANCER 5910            4   1  0    52       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-GHOLAM 6038                   6   0  0    42       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
-IV DRIP 6061                  4   0  0    41       ICU (526)
 HORNED ONE 6098               4   0  0    38       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 FRANCO 687                    8   4  1    35       THE DICTATORS (43)
-HELLION 5967                  3   1  0    35       SCOUNDRELS (517)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON LUNG 6060                4   0  1    30       ICU (526)
-NATASHA IVANOVA 5984          2   3  1    26       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-EMILY THE STRANGE 6027        3   3  0    25       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEAL SHANK 6100              2   1  0    23       DARK PENNACLE (521)
 THE FORSAKEN 6052             3   5  0    21       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
-SLIMEBUCKET 5971              3   2  0    21       SCOUNDRELS (517)
-BEATRICE 6034                 4   2  0    20       IRON BROTHERS (147)
-NIGHTWEAVER 5931              3   1  0    20       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-EKG 6063                      2   2  1    20       ICU (526)
 SOUL ASSASSIN 6005            3   3  1    19       DARK PENNACLE (521)
 BLOOD RAYNE 6008              3   3  0    19       DARK PENNACLE (521)
 JULIUS CAESAR 698             4   4  1    17       THE DICTATORS (43)
-DARK SPIRE 6004               1   0  0    17       DARK PENNACLE (521)
-RAY BROC 6107                 1   0  0    17       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 WOLFHOUND 6042                3   5  1    15       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-BED PAN 6064                  3   1  0    11       ICU (526)
-TIME BANDIT 5909              2   2  0    11       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983          2   3  0    11       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 PINOCHET 6111                 1   0  1    11       THE DICTATORS (43)
 KABILA 6101                   1   2  0     7       THE DICTATORS (43)
-TURKEY STRANGLER 5876         1   0  0     7       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
-SOUL COLLECTOR 6006           1   1  1     6       DARK PENNACLE (521)
-NOIRIN NI RIAIN 5986          0   3  0     3       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 KOMODO 6112                   0   1  0     1       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 532  0  1 0   1                   PINOCHET 6111         512 NONE    
DA 6113                0  1 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     KALTOS PRIVATEER 546  512 NONE    
SHERE KAHN 6057        3  3 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     NATASHA IVANOVA 5984  511         
SOLACE EX UNGOL 6097   1  2 1 DARK PENTAGRAM 524    JAKON STARSTRIKE 555  512 NONE    
MACSEN 1256           13 17 0 IRON BROTHERS 147     SERENGETI 5627        509 NONE    
PYRITE 6056            2  3 0 IRON BROTHERS 147     EKG 6063              510         
TUCKS 5755             5  7 1 KREWE OF DRUID 369    BLOODY EASTER BU 5877 508 NOT REVE
RAZORWING 5906         1  3 0 NIGHT ANGELS 511      IRON LUNG 6060        510         
BARBAROSSA DUX 5982    0  1 0 YFEL STEORRA 519      SOLACE EX UNGOL 6097  509 REVENGED
ALARIC BJORN 5985      0  2 0 YFEL STEORRA 519      SOUL ASSASSIN 6005    510         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Third Omen -- A brave fight my friend, you almost had me! -- Blue Falcon

Natasha Ivanova -- I should not have changed my strat so much... -- ghost of Shere 
Kahn

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLACE EX UNGOL was butchered by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA was dispatched by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
THIRD OMEN handily defeated SERENGETI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
HORNED ONE viciously subdued BLOOD RAYNE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
JULIUS CAESAR was defeated by THE FORSAKEN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
KHOMEINI was devastated by TROLLOC in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
FRANCO viciously subdued SOUL ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
STEAL SHANK overpowered WOLFHOUND in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KABILA viciously subdued KOMODO in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
PINOCHET dispatched PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        16 -  13 -  4      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  31 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  29 -  6      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  33 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   7 -  1      13  |

Turn 512 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        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THIRD OMEN 5862            10   7  1  116 DARK PANTHEON (317)
BASHING ATTACK   TROLLOC 5942               14   4  0  106 BATTLE BEASTS (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  KHOMEINI 577               12  10  1   86 THE DICTATORS (43)
LUNGING ATTACK   HORNED ONE 6098             4   0  0   38 DARK PANTHEON (317)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KHOMEINI 577.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HORNED ONE 6098.  The ten other most popular fighters were JULIUS CAESAR 698, 
FRANCO 687, KABILA 6101, THIRD OMEN 5862, BLOOD RAYNE 6008, THE FORSAKEN 6052, 
TROLLOC 5942, STEAL SHANK 6100, PINOCHET 6111, and DA 6113.

The least popular fighter this week was KOMODO 6112.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOLFHOUND 6042, SOUL ASSASSIN 6005, SOLACE EX UNGOL 6097, KHOMEINI 577, 
DA 6113, PINOCHET 6111, STEAL SHANK 6100, TROLLOC 5942, THE FORSAKEN 6052, and BLOOD 
RAYNE 6008.

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

SERENGETI (6-5627) BATTLE BEASTS (464)