DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2005    Duedate: 01/27/2005

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEAL SHANK
DARK PENNACLE (521)
(6-6100) [4-1-0,43]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE FORSAKEN                   STEAL SHANK
DARK PENTAGRAM (524)           DARK PENNACLE (521)
(6-6052) [5-5-0,33]            (6-6100) [4-1-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE FORSAKEN                   THE FORSAKEN
DARK PENTAGRAM (524)           DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
(6-6052) [5-5-0,33]            (6-6052) [5-5-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BATTLE BEASTS (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLE BEASTS (464)         21
2. DARK PANTHEON (317)          9      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. DARK PENTAGRAM (524)         8      Unchartered Team
4. DARK PENNACLE (521)          4
5. HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)        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 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     24  12  4 66.7   1/ 2 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       4  2 0
 2/ 2 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      191 123  8 60.8   2- 4*YFEL STEORRA (519)        3  2 0
 3/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)      450 340 29 57.0   3/ 1 DARK PANTHEON (317)       3  3 0
 4/ 5 DARK PENTAGRAM (524)      20  21  1 48.8   4- 3 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     2  1 1
 5/ 6*DARK PENNACLE (521)       13  15  2 46.4   5/ 7 DARK PENTAGRAM (524)      2  4 0
 6- 7*YFEL STEORRA (519)        11  14  2 44.0   6/ 6*DARK PENNACLE (521)       1  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 512): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): KURT RAMBIS of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): CYCLONE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): TUM of FROM THE FACE from TALCAMA (Shocking Toad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 512): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 512): EXCURSION of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
                           GROTESQUE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                           SYNDICATE of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 507): GRACIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
                           LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 397): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRANSEL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DARK PANTHEON was 
unseated this week as BATTLE BEASTS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-1-0 record for the round.  STEAL SHANK caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CAPTURED ORC and was awarded 10 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, THE FORSAKEN put 
down BLOOD RAYNE, causing her to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Not 
for nothing has THIRD OMEN in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half 
of the old women in TRANSEL 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 TRANSEL.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in TRANSEL 
these days is DARK PANTHEON.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  Apparently the stalwarts of BATTLE BEASTS are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in TRANSEL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 STEAL SHANK 6100              4   1  0    43       DARK PENNACLE (521)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              13   5  0   108       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SATAN CLAUS 5878             10   1  0    99       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877     10   4  2    89       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REINDEER 2 6120               2   0  2    56       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
-HORNED ONE 6098               6   0  1    52       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-NATASHA IVANOVA 5984          3   4  2    44       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-GHOLAM 6038                   6   1  0    39       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FORSAKEN 6052             5   5  0    33       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
-RAY BROC 6107                 3   0  0    30       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 MANTIS 6117                   4   0  0    24       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983          4   3  0    23       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-EMILY THE STRANGE 6027        3   4  0    21       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
 BLOOD RAYNE 6008              4   4  0    20       DARK PENNACLE (521)
-STUPID CUPID 6123             1   0  0    13       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
-YETI 6118                     1   2  0    11       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-BILLY THE GOAT 6121           1   1  0    11       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 KOMODO 6112                   2   2  0    10       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-CALABAZA CABEZA 6110          1   0  0     7       YFEL STEORRA (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKINWALKER 6043               0   1  0     7       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-TURKEY STRANGLER 5876         1   2  0     5       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GREAT DANE 6122        1  1 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     SOLARIN THE SILEN 548 517 NONE    
TROLLOC 5942          14  5 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     NATASHA IVANOVA 5984  513 NOT REVE
RED RIGHT HAND 6116    1  3 0 DARK PANTHEON 317     GRANITE GARGOYLE 554  517 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GREAT DANE was dealt death by SOLARIN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RED RIGHT HAND was unbelievably slain by GRANITE GARGOYLE in a 2 minute duel.
THIRD OMEN demolished PEREGRINE FIREHAWK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BLOOD RAYNE was defeated by THE FORSAKEN in a 2 minute bloody duel.
STEAL SHANK bested CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory Title fight.
KOMODO subdued BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
MANTIS vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    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    23 -  16 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  30 -  5      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 517 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 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STEAL SHANK 6100            4   1  0   43 DARK PENNACLE (521)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE FORSAKEN 6052.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED RIGHT HAND 6116.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE FORSAKEN 
6052, STEAL SHANK 6100, MANTIS 6117, KOMODO 6112, GREAT DANE 6122, BLOOD RAYNE 6008,  
0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BLOOD RAYNE 6008.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREAT DANE 6122, KOMODO 6112, MANTIS 6117, STEAL SHANK 6100, 
THE FORSAKEN 6052, RED RIGHT HAND 6116,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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

THIRD OMEN (6-5862) DARK PANTHEON (317)