DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2005    Duedate: 02/10/2005

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-518

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SATAN CLAUS
HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
(6-5878) [11-1-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SATAN CLAUS                    GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE
HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)          TOON IN (510)
(6-5878) [11-1-0,102]          (6-5896) [5-0-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOODY EASTER BUNNY            BLOODY EASTER BUNNY
HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)          HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
(6-5877) [11-4-2,96]           (6-5877) [11-4-2,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOLE IN THE WALL (520)      25
2. TOON IN (510)               11      HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
3. DARK PANTHEON (317)          8      Unchartered Team
4. HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)        7
5. BATTLE BEASTS (464)          0      TOON IN (510)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*TOON IN (510)              8   1  1 88.9   1- 1 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       4  2 0
 2/ 0*HOLE IN THE WALL (520)     2   1  0 66.7   2/ 4 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     2  3 0
 3/ 1 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     26  15  4 63.4   3- 5 DARK PENTAGRAM (524)      2  4 0
 4- 2 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      191 123  8 60.8   4/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)       2  4 0
 5/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)      450 342 29 56.8   5/ 0*TOON IN (510)             1  0 0
 6- 4 DARK PENTAGRAM (524)      20  21  1 48.8   6/ 0*HOLE IN THE WALL (520)    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 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): PROWESS of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): WOLF SPIDER of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): STEAL SHANK of DARK PENNACLE (Dincuru Feadagnor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): BENDER of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): MEET DEATH of INANIMATE TOFU (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): DARK GUMBY of WASTELAND II from BONSUR (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): none
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): FORMIDABLE of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
                           YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): DONNA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon TRANSEL, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in TRANSEL, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--HOLIDAY HORRORS.  
HOLE IN THE WALL had cause to celebrate, after COOKIE FOR THE SOUL got 25 points by 
beating MORDANT DESERTER.  What can be a greater victory?  SATAN CLAUS has taken his 
place as the top, as TRANSEL's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in TRANSEL is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are TRANSEL's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of DARK PANTHEON, alone 
and unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of HOLIDAY 
HORRORS, so did that sorry team shy from DARK PANTHEON  
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Hey HOLIDAY HORRORS!  
Is there some deep dark, unmentionable secret as to why REINDEER 2 has been sent to 
the Dark Arena?   2-0-2 isn't so shabby!  Questions are being raised about the 
disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in TRANSEL would I 
avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for TRANSEL?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATAN CLAUS 5878             11   1  0   102       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              13   5  0   108       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877     11   4  2    96       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 5896     5   0  0    55       TOON IN (510)
-HORNED ONE 6098               6   0  1    52       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-GHOLAM 6038                   6   1  0    39       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
 COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002      2   0  0    34       HOLE IN THE WALL (520)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE FORSAKEN 6052             5   5  0    33       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
-SUPER CHICKEN 5899            3   1  1    25       TOON IN (510)
-MANTIS 6117                   4   0  0    24       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EMILY THE STRANGE 6027        3   4  0    21       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
-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)
-SKINWALKER 6043               0   1  0     7       DARK PANTHEON (317)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA1 6128               0  1 0 DARK PANTHEON 317     C'YLENRE THE SLY 547  518 NONE    
DA2 6129               0  1 0 DARK PANTHEON 317     JAKON STARSTRIKE 555  518 NONE    
REINDEER 2 6120        2  1 2 HOLIDAY HORRORS 507   C'YLENRE THE SLY 547  518 NONE    
STUPID CUPID 6123      1  1 0 HOLIDAY HORRORS 507   KALTOS PRIVATEER 546  518 NONE    
TURKEY STRANGLER 5876  1  3 0 HOLIDAY HORRORS 507   GRANITE GARGOYLE 554  518 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

REINDEER 2 was butchered by C'YLENRE THE SLY in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STUPID CUPID was viciously butchered by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 1 minute duel.
TURKEY STRANGLER was put to death by GRANITE GARGOYLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DA1 was assassinated by C'YLENRE THE SLY in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA2 was butchered by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
SATAN CLAUS overpowered NURNIN THE UNLUCKY in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BLOODY EASTER BUNNY viciously subdued WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE devastated ROMIAD FLINDERO in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
COOKIE FOR THE SOUL handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  12 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  27 -  4      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 518 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  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SATAN CLAUS 5878           11   1  0  102 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
TOTAL PARRY      BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877   11   4  2   96 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
STRIKING ATTACK  GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 5896   5   0  0   55 TOON IN (510)
AIMED BLOW       COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002    2   0  0   34 HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
TURKEY STRANGLER 5876, SATAN CLAUS 5878, STUPID CUPID 6123, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 
5896, REINDEER 2 6120, DA1 6128, DA2 6129, COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were DA2 6129, DA1 6128, REINDEER 2 6120, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 
5896, STUPID CUPID 6123, SATAN CLAUS 5878, TURKEY STRANGLER 5876, BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 
5877,  0, and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAMMER OF THE GODS 3311 (162-86-9)    10  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
WHIRLING FURY 3891 (182-56-5)          7  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
BLOOD TITAN 3509 (168-98-9)            5  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
DEMON DANCER 3964 (82-64-4)            2  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEMONFANG 4891 (91-58-4)              11  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
PIT FIEND 4206 (75-41-6)               3  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
THE ZEALOT 3656 (75-51-1)              2  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HADEON HELLGOD 4127 (42-27-3)          1  3  0         MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS 

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRAY WIND 5201 (27-21-1)               1  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
DARK THUNDER 5397 (21-8-0)             0  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SECOND OMEN 5642 (21-9-3)              4  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        
RED FUSION 5480 (32-8-0)               3  3  0         IT'S NEW!            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOMOCULOUS 5798 (13-5-0)               0  3  0         DARK PANTHEON        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877 (10-4-2)      3  3  0         HOLIDAY HORRORS      
SATAN CLAUS 5878 (10-1-0)              3  3  0         HOLIDAY HORRORS      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002 (1-0-0)       6  3  0         HOLE IN THE WALL     
TIME BANDIT 5909 (2-2-0)               3  3  0         NIGHT ANGELS         
DECISIVE CONTACT 6047 (0-0-0)          1  3  0         GROPING GUARDIAN     
NIGHTWEAVER 5931 (3-1-0)               1  3  0         NIGHT ANGELS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPER CHICKEN 5899 (3-1-1)             8  3  0         TOON IN              
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 5896 (4-0-0)      6  3  0         TOON IN              

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOM SLICK 5898 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         TOON IN