DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/10/2005    Duedate: 05/23/2005

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAJOR ANGER
WASTELAND II (267)
(7-5676) [13-4-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAJOR ANGER                    DON CORLEON
WASTELAND II (267)             ESPANA (538)
(7-5676) [13-4-0,109]          (7-5726) [3-2-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WAKKO                          LAGUNA LIL
UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)        BEACH BABES (309)
(7-3449) [8-10-0,60]           (7-5681) [8-13-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND II (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WASTELAND II (267)          57
2. KILLMORER (411)             25      WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
3. WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)    21      Unchartered Team
4. BEACH BABES (309)           17
5. EAGER BEAVERS (532)          0      ESPANA (538)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ESPANA (538)              15  10  4 60.0   1/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       10  2 0
 2/ 0 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)  90  64  7 58.4   2/ 2 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   9  6 1
 3/ 2 WASTELAND II (267)       785 588 29 57.2   3/ 4 BEACH BABES (309)         7  8 0
 4- 3 EAGER BEAVERS (532)        9   7  0 56.3   4/ 1*ESPANA (538)              5  5 0
 5/ 4 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    130 115 11 53.1   5/ 5 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     2  1 0
 6/ 6 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   62  66  3 48.4   6/ 8 KILLMORER (411)           2  7 1
 7/ 7 BEACH BABES (309)        520 782 18 39.9   7/ 0 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)  1  0 0
 8/ 8 KILLMORER (411)            5  28  1 15.2   8- 7 EAGER BEAVERS (532)       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

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Bright and Sunny Day ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Korg Shiss, the Black Orc of Bonsur, surveyed the small beach and nodded.  It
was perfect.  The beach itself was crescent-shaped, the sand was white and smooth,
the water dark blue and washing against the beach in lazy waves, the palms (specially
imported from somewhere in the south, probably at enormous expense, but who cared
about such details?) were swaying in a gentle breeze.  Most importantly, it was
totally without the tourists and random locals who infested most of Bonsur's
magically-enhanced coast.
     The orc had maintained, and continued to maintain in the face of argument, that
pound for pound, Queen Gemra of Bonsur came up with more goofy ideas than any other
ruler in Alastari.  But he liked her private beach.
     He turned and signaled the porters beyond the fringe of palms.
     When the fire was going (he stuck a whole pig, stuffed with apples and sweet
potatoes, in the fire for camouflage, and it smelled great) and the sun was setting,
Korg leaned back against a palm.  The signal would be visible for miles across the
lake, and people were waiting for it.

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 521): SNAG of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): PIP of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): THE UPRIGHT MAN of ALASTARIAN IDOL (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): THAT! of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): 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 357): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 521): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): ESPANA (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): KING NIXON (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): 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 357): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): TWISTED SISTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): BLEVINS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
                          WHIRLING MIST of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
              (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of BONSUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team ESPANA was unseated this 
week as WASTELAND II moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-0-0 
record for the round.  HARVEY WALLBANGER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 21 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HAILSTORM put down 
CAT-IN-THE-HAT, causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail MAJOR ANGER, 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.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  UNDER JOLLY ROGER is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of UNDER JOLLY ROGER are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
CAT-IN-THE-HAT.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     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:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR ANGER 5676             13   4  0   109       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAILSTORM 5698               11   2  0    94       WASTELAND II (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAKKO 3266                   14  13  0    87       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 DILL WEED 5241               10   3  0    86       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-FOUNTAINHEAD 5278            11   9  1    85       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270          12   8  2    71       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600            12  24  0    70       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR SEUSS 3269                14  13  1    61       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 WAKKO 3449                    8  10  0    60       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267         11  16  0    59       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-WOOD CHUCK 5649               7   6  0    58       EAGER BEAVERS (532)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANNED TONYA 5700             8   6  0    56       BEACH BABES (309)
-THYME 5563                   11   9  2    50       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 LAGUNA LIL 5681               8  13  0    43       BEACH BABES (309)
-SPEARMINT 5618                6   8  1    42       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 PAULAMETTA 5688               9  10  0    37       BEACH BABES (309)
 TURTLEFACE 5734               3   0  0    34       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-1410171117411 5689            1   0  1    33       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 DON CORLEON 5726              3   2  1    29       ESPANA (538)
 CLARITIN JUNKIE 5735          3   0  0    28       WASTELAND II (267)
 VIEJO VERDE 5724              4   1  1    26       ESPANA (538)
-PAPRIKA 5672                  2   2  1    24       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713          5   5  2    22       BEACH BABES (309)
 HARVEY WALLBANGER 5737        1   0  0    21       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
-BREW 102 5492                 3   0  0    18       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
-BUCK TOOTH 5651               2   1  0    18       EAGER BEAVERS (532)
 STORMBRINGHER 4180            1   6  1    18       KILLMORER (411)
 KAYDEE 4724                   2   1  0    17       KILLMORER (411)
 MOHONCITO 5722                3   2  0    11       ESPANA (538)
-TREELANCE 4178                0   8  0     8       KILLMORER (411)
 DUENDE 5728                   2   1  0     7       ESPANA (538)
-TREEAXES 4176                 1   4  0     7       KILLMORER (411)
-ASHWOOD 4177                  1   4  0     7       KILLMORER (411)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DON CORDOVA 5736       1  1 0 ESPANA 538            STORMBRINGHER 4180    523         
EL SID 5723            2  1 2 ESPANA 538            DR SEUSS 3269         520 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Viejo Verde -- Gee, you're pretty spry for an old guy. -- Salton Seahorse
P.S.  I never saw a dwarf with green hair before.

The Captured Pirate is a tough guy.  Who caught him?  I for SURE don't want to fight
whoever caught him, because that would be somebody even tougher, right? -- Paulametta
P.S.  He didn't teach me anything.  Not even to say "Avast, me hearties," or whatever
it is they say.
P.P.S.  What pirates say.
P.P.P.S.  YOU know.

I think we should send the Fratsfa Slave back to Fratsfa, or to Fratsfa the first
time if he's never been there before.  He's, like, totally noodly. -- Tanned Tonya

There are too many pirates around here.  We should clean up the waterfront, or
whatever it is that draws them.  Hmm.  If bananas draw fruit flies, what draws
pirates?  Help me out on this, because I'm totally serious about cleaning up Bonsur.
-- Laguna Lil

The Babes simply don't UNDERSTAND.  The way to deal with pirates is to bash them over
the head with an umbrella.  But they probably couldn't do it right anyway.  It's an
art, you know. -- Umbrella Man

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

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!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DON CORLEON was devastated by DR SEUSS in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
TURTLEFACE vanquished SALTON SEAHORSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HAILSTORM demolished CAT-IN-THE-HAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DILL WEED was devastated by MAJOR ANGER in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
DIKEMBE MUTUMBO was defeated by UMBRELLA MAN in a 3 minute master's match.
YAKKO devastated TANNED TONYA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LAGUNA LIL viciously subdued VIEJO VERDE in a 2 minute master vs. amateur match.
WAKKO vanquished PAULAMETTA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STORMBRINGHER dispatched DON CORDOVA in a 3 minute fight.
KAYDEE unbelievably bested DUENDE in a 4 minute gory novice's duel.
MOHONCITO was overpowered by CLARITIN JUNKIE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
HARVEY WALLBANGER overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   4 -  2      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   7 -  2      74  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  1      38  |

Turn 523 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-STRIKE       3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MAJOR ANGER 5676           13   4  0  109 WASTELAND II (267)
AIMED BLOW       HAILSTORM 5698             11   2  0   94 WASTELAND II (267)
STRIKING ATTACK  YAKKO 3266                 14  13  0   87 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
PARRY-LUNGE      DILL WEED 5241             10   3  0   86 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
WALL OF STEEL    TANNED TONYA 5700           8   6  0   56 BEACH BABES (309)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WAKKO 3449.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LAGUNA LIL 5681.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267, 
DUENDE 5728, DON CORDOVA 5736, DR SEUSS 3269, HAILSTORM 5698, UMBRELLA MAN 5600, 
WAKKO 3449, STORMBRINGHER 4180, HARVEY WALLBANGER 5737, and DON CORLEON 5726.

The least popular fighter this week was MOHONCITO 5722.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KAYDEE 4724, PAULAMETTA 5688, TANNED TONYA 5700, CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270, 
SALTON SEAHORSE 5713, VIEJO VERDE 5724, DILL WEED 5241, CLARITIN JUNKIE 5735, YAKKO 
3266, and MAJOR ANGER 5676.