DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/20/2004    Duedate: 08/02/2004

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TERRI TOWEL
BEACH BABES (309)
(7-5306) [21-22-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KEARSARGE                      BUCK TOOTH
BATHTUB ARMADA (515)           EAGER BEAVERS (532)
(7-5444) [8-0-2,116]           (7-5651) [2-1-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALLAHASSE TINA                TASTY HANGNAIL
BEACH BABES (309)              WASTELAND II (267)
(7-4889) [14-49-0,93]          (7-5463) [18-11-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NINJAS (35)                 31
2. THE BEARS II (510)          26      FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
3. BATHTUB ARMADA (515)        18      Unchartered Team
4. BEACH BABES (309)           12
5. IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)  10      EAGER BEAVERS (532)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)     248 158 11 61.1   1/ 1 FLOWER CHILDREN (26)      8  5 0
 2/ 2*EAGER BEAVERS (532)        4   3  0 57.1   2/ 2 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     7  6 1
 3/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       731 576 29 55.9   3/ 4 BEACH BABES (309)         7  7 0
 4/ 4 BLADES OF ICE (188)      423 364 25 53.7   4/ 5 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  6  3 0
 5/ 6 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)     216 190 19 53.2   5/10 THE BEARS II (510)        5  1 1
 6/ 5 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    121 109  8 52.6   6/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)        5  3 0
 7/ 8 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  60  56  2 51.7   7/ 9 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)      3  3 0
 8/ 7 THE CUTTHROATS (191)     197 185  9 51.6   8/ 8*EAGER BEAVERS (532)       3  3 0
 9/ 9 ERRATA (511)              25  27  0 48.1   9/ 7 BLADES OF ICE (188)       3  4 0
10-10 INDIFFERENCE (468)        61  72  4 45.9  10/12 THE CUTTHROATS (191)      2  1 0
11/11 NINJAS (35)              177 216  8 45.0  11/11 NINJAS (35)               2 10 0
12/12 THE BEARS II (510)        44  56  7 44.0  12/13 ERRATA (511)              1  1 0
13/13 BEACH BABES (309)        478 719 16 39.9  13- 6 INDIFFERENCE (468)        1  2 0
14-14 ETERNAL REST (505)         5   9  0 35.7  14-15 ETERNAL REST (505)        0  2 0
15-16*CLAN BATTLEAXE 4 (444)     0   2  0  0.0  15-14*CLAN BATTLEAXE 4 (444)    0  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 500): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): PESCHISOLIDO of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): LAWYER of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): CHEETO'S HEROES (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): RENEGADES II (Elizamir, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): BLOODSHED (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): SULTAN OF SWING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            PICKLE JUICE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            VASSAL of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            HANNAH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
              (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
                   (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 437): EL RIPPOFF of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly BONSUR games.  Fortune did not smile upon INDIFFERENCE 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 13th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week THE BEARS II went 2-0-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  My praise to 
IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully 
fought round deserving of notice!  ANZAI MURO caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GOKU and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ANZAI MURO put down GOKU, 
causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon 
the will of others, Duelmaster PESCHISOLIDO challenged TERRI TOWEL last week in a 
match to decide the fate of the throne.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail TERRI TOWEL, Duelmaster of BONSUR!  Informants "close" to the city 
champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  
Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city BONSUR.  BONSUR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is FLOWER CHILDREN, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  TALLAHASSE TINA take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in BONSUR.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that BROUHAHA posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized THYME.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BROUHAHA overcame 
THYME.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in BONSUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 TERRI TOWEL 5306             21  22  1   103       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEARSARGE 5444                8   0  2   116       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
-PROHIBITION 5246             10   8  0   110       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 GINGER 5518                  17   7  0   103       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 ZOOM ZOOM 5259               11  11  0   101       ERRATA (511)
-GARAI 4608                   19  11  0    98       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 TASTY HANGNAIL 5463          18  11  0    95       WASTELAND II (267)
 TALLAHASSE TINA 4889         14  49  0    93       BEACH BABES (309)
 PESCHISOLIDO 3999            13  12  0    91       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 DEAD POET 5562               11   2  0    91       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OHMIE 2607                   21  14  1    88       THE CUTTHROATS (191)
 ARSENAL 4861                 11  10  2    79       BLADES OF ICE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GROOVE THANG 5474            10   9  0    75       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 DILL WEED 5241                8   2  0    72       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 BARTEZ 4732                   9   8  0    68       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KILLING JOKE 5125            11   9  1    66       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 HOT STUFF 5568                5   7  1    60       THE BEARS II (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORE 5196                     5   9  0    55       ETERNAL REST (505)
 HENRI 5062                    5   3  0    49       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 ANZAI MURO 5594               8   5  0    48       NINJAS (35)
 BROUHAHA 5657                 3   0  0    47       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 THYME 5563                   10   7  2    45       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 BENDER 5516                   7   2  1    45       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 HUGGER 5573                   5   3  1    45       THE BEARS II (510)
 MY BIG TOE 5601               5   6  0    42       WASTELAND II (267)
-LAST CALL 5360                8   6  0    41       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 SPEARMINT 5618                5   6  1    39       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOKU 5628                     4   2  0    32       WASTELAND II (267)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600             6   9  0    28       BEACH BABES (309)
 NUMBER 3 5552                 3   5  0    28       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-ROGUE 5263                    4   7  0    26       ERRATA (511)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)
 SOLSKJAER 5477                4   2  1    24       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GO ASAI 5627                  5   4  0    23       NINJAS (35)
-FLIBBERGIBBET 5658            2   0  0    21       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 BUCK TOOTH 5651               2   1  0    18       EAGER BEAVERS (532)
 WOOD CHUCK 5649               2   2  0    17       EAGER BEAVERS (532)
-PALE RIDER 5637               2   2  0    16       THE BEARS II (510)
 MAJOR ANGER 5676              1   0  0    16       WASTELAND II (267)
 PALM BEACH PET 5641           3   3  0    13       BEACH BABES (309)
-CHURCH TONGUE 5578            4   0  0    12       BLADES OF ICE (188)
 SERENDIPITY 5634              0   5  0     9       BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
 PIRES 5665                    1   0  0     7       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
-GHAL COURSER 4554             0   2  0     6       CLAN BATTLEAXE 4 (444)
 KERFUFFLE 5659                1   2  0     5       FLOWER CHILDREN (26)
 PAPRIKA 5672                  0   1  0     1       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SANDBAR SALLY 5469     7 21 0 BEACH BABES 309       THYME 5563            501         
AKIRA AKERA 5674       0  1 0 NINJAS 35             WURM KIN 685          502 NONE    
AKIKO AKERA 5675       0  1 0 NINJAS 35             BUTTERCUP 679         502 NONE    
EBINA FUJIO 5640       2  1 0 NINJAS 35             HUGGER 5573           500         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:

hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AKIRA AKERA was dealt death by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AKIKO AKERA was dealt death by BUTTERCUP in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GO ASAI was handily defeated by HUGGER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
PESCHISOLIDO was bested by TERRI TOWEL in a 1 minute Challenge Title contest.
KEARSARGE overpowered DEAD POET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DILL WEED was defeated by TALLAHASSE TINA in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
GINGER overpowered OHMIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
HENRI savagely defeated SPEARMINT in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
BROUHAHA slimly won victory over THYME in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SOLSKJAER won victory over PALM BEACH PET in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
WOOD CHUCK overpowered SERENDIPITY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
KERFUFFLE was outlasted by UMBRELLA MAN in a 13 minute Challenge match.
ZOOM ZOOM devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
ARSENAL was viciously subdued by TASTY HANGNAIL in a 2 minute veteran's conflict.
BARTEZ devastated MY BIG TOE in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
BENDER was viciously subdued by HOT STUFF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
GOKU was overpowered by ANZAI MURO in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BUCK TOOTH was beaten by NUMBER 3 in a 2 minute novice vs. master match.
PIRES viciously subdued PAPRIKA in a 3 minute gory novice's contest.
MAJOR ANGER vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         LUNGING ATTACK    66 -  42 -  4      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  24 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  18 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  20 -  0       5  |

Turn 502 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  6     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KEARSARGE 5444              8   0  2  116 BATHTUB ARMADA (515)
SLASHING ATTACK  GINGER 5518                17   7  0  103 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
AIMED BLOW       TASTY HANGNAIL 5463        18  11  0   95 WASTELAND II (267)
LUNGING ATTACK   PESCHISOLIDO 3999          13  12  0   91 IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
TOTAL PARRY      OHMIE 2607                 21  14  1   88 THE CUTTHROATS (191)
WALL OF STEEL    ARSENAL 4861               11  10  2   79 BLADES OF ICE (188)
PARRY-LUNGE      DILL WEED 5241              8   2  0   72 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TALLAHASSE TINA 4889.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TASTY HANGNAIL 5463.  The ten other most popular fighters were BROUHAHA 
5657, PIRES 5665, HENRI 5062, ZOOM ZOOM 5259, AKIKO AKERA 5675, HUGGER 5573, 
KEARSARGE 5444, THYME 5563, SOLSKJAER 5477, and BARTEZ 4732.

The least popular fighter this week was UMBRELLA MAN 5600.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KERFUFFLE 5659, GOKU 5628, SERENDIPITY 5634, OHMIE 2607, AKIRA 
AKERA 5674, ANZAI MURO 5594, BENDER 5516, MY BIG TOE 5601, ARSENAL 4861, and PALM 
BEACH PET 5641.