DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/03/2005    Duedate: 06/16/2005

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COOKIE FOR THE SOUL
HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
(6-6002) [10-1-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COOKIE FOR THE SOUL            POSITION IS EMPTY
HOLE IN THE WALL (520)         
(6-6002) [10-1-0,95]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COOKIE FOR THE SOUL            CRAZED CUPID
HOLE IN THE WALL (520)         HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
(6-6002) [10-1-0,95]           (6-6168) [1-1-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)       14
2. DARK PANTHEON (317)         12      HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
3. HOLE IN THE WALL (520)       2      Unchartered Team
4. METALLIC WOLVES (529)        0
                                        (198)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HOLE IN THE WALL (520)    10   2  0 83.3   1/ 2 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     6  6 1
 2/ 2 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     47  36  7 56.6   2/ 1 DARK PANTHEON (317)       5  3 1
 3/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)      457 352 30 56.5   3/ 3 HOLE IN THE WALL (520)    2  1 0
 4- 4*METALLIC WOLVES (529)      0   2  0  0.0   4- 4*METALLIC WOLVES (529)     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 522): SNAG of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 407): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 527): NOT HOYLE of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 523): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 522): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 526): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 524): MAJOR ANGER of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 518): THE UPRIGHT MAN of ALASTARIAN IDOL (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 510): QUINTAL of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 509): DAZEY of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 483): BENANDANTI of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 473): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 208): MAELSTROM FURY of THE MYRMIDON (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 460): MIYAGI'S MIATA of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 409): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 358): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 160): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 402): MIMIC BLENNY of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave
                             Dave, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 522): LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 407): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 527): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 523): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 522): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 526): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 524): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 518): THE FELLOWSHIP (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 510): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 509): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 483): KAMIKAZI (Nemesis, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 473): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 208): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 460): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 409): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 358): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 160): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 402): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 510): QUINTAL of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
                (turn 509): SMUNCH of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 509): DAZEY of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOLME (turn 472): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 160): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , 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 HOLIDAY HORRORS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-2-1 record for the round.  CRAZED CUPID caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HOBBLED and was awarded 11 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CRAZED CUPID put down HOBBLED, 
causing him to lose 1 points of recognition in the process.  Although NURNIN THE 
UNLUCKY made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
COOKIE FOR THE SOUL.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in TRANSEL 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  TRANSEL, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is HOLIDAY HORRORS, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been 
hard pressed to find any of HOLIDAY HORRORS last week.  Busy avoiding HOLIDAY 
HORRORS?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  HOBBLED 
take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in TRANSEL.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002     10   1  0    95       HOLE IN THE WALL (520)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877     17   4  2   110       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              13   5  0   108       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HORNED ONE 6098               9   0  1    79       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARDI GRAS MASHER 6155        3   0  1    27       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAURADER 6152                 2   1  1    22       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 CRAZED CUPID 6168             1   1  0    12       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
 HOBBLED 6150                  2   2  0     8       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SKINWALKER 6043               0   1  0     7       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 TERROR TURKEY 6167            1   1  0     4       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

'-' 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                   MARDI GRAS MASHE 6155 527 NONE    
BRIQUE 6169            0  1 0 HOLIDAY HORRORS 507   JAKON STARSTRIKE 555  527 NONE    
CARNIVOROUS TURK 6154  0  1 0 HOLIDAY HORRORS 507   MAURADER 6152         525 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRIQUE was butchered by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
TERROR TURKEY was demolished by MAURADER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
COOKIE FOR THE SOUL defeated NURNIN THE UNLUCKY in a 1 minute Title duel.
HOBBLED was viciously subdued by CRAZED CUPID in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.
MARDI GRAS MASHER butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   1 -  1      92  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  2      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  17 -  3      26  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 527 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-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002   10   1  0   95 HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was CRAZED CUPID 6168.  The ten other most popular fighters were COOKIE FOR 
THE SOUL 6002, BRIQUE 6169, MAURADER 6152, HOBBLED 6150, TERROR TURKEY 6167, MARDI 
GRAS MASHER 6155,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MARDI GRAS MASHER 6155.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TERROR TURKEY 6167, HOBBLED 6150, MAURADER 6152, BRIQUE 6169, 
COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002, CRAZED CUPID 6168,  0,  0,  0, and  0.