DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/08/2005    Duedate: 02/21/2005

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUIFF
QUBIT (464)
(10-4779) [14-8-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUIFF                          ANN OREXIA
QUBIT (464)                    EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)
(10-4779) [14-8-0,122]         (10-5409) [3-0-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE UPRIGHT MAN                MITZIE
ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)          SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-5185) [18-21-0,85]         (10-5636) [1-0-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERRAPIN STATION (189)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TERRAPIN STATION (189)      50
2. PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)        37      KING NIXON (522)
3. THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)       33      Unchartered Team
4. QUBIT (464)                 26
5. THE MOONDOGS (97)           21      MANAGERY (524)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KING NIXON (522)          36  24  4 60.0   1/ 2 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   12  3 0
 2/ 3 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   534 388 23 57.9   2- 1 BIG TROUBLE (408)         7  2 1
 3/ 4 SIR AGLIO (296)          679 514 31 56.9   3/ 6 KING NIXON (522)          7  8 1
 4- 5 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      39  31  4 55.7   4/ 4 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     7  8 0
 5/ 6 QUBIT (464)              443 398 15 52.7   5/ 7 QUBIT (464)               6  4 1
 6/ 7 MONGREL HORDE (371)      199 180 12 52.5   6/ 5 SPRINGBORN (358)          6  9 0
 7/ 8 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)     259 281 16 48.0   7/11 MONGREL HORDE (371)       5  2 0
 8/ 9 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     22  24  2 47.8   8/ 9*THE FELLOWSHIP (523)      5  8 0
 9-10*FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)    7   8  1 46.7   9/ 3 SIR AGLIO (296)           4  6 0
10/ 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     300 354 20 45.9  10/ 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)      3  2 0
11-11 BIG TROUBLE (408)         72  86  3 45.6  11/ 8 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)      3  3 0
12/12 SPRINGBORN (358)         358 460 21 43.8  12/10 THE MOONDOGS (97)         3 12 0
13/ 1*MANAGERY (524)             3   4  0 42.9  13/14*THE KLK (519)             2  0 0
14/15*THE FELLOWSHIP (523)       8  11  1 42.1  14/15 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     2  1 0
15/14 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)    104 148 10 41.3  15-13 LIGHTNING DECK (488)      2  2 0
16/13*EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)      4   6  0 40.0  16/16*EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)     2  4 0
17/17*THE KLK (519)              4   6  0 40.0  17/12*MANAGERY (524)            1  3 0
18/16 THE MOONDOGS (97)        240 429  9 35.9  18-17*FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)   0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

    '*'   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 514): SWALLOWTAIL of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 399): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 519): GREEN BEAN of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 515): ARCANE RAIDER of THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 514): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 518): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 515): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 510): LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 501): BRICKTOP of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 500): ANIMATE TOFU of SCRAGITARIOUS (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 474): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 465): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 452): RONALD MCDONALD of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 400): 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 350): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 393): DARK GUMBY of WASTELAND II from BONSUR (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 514): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 399): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 519): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 515): BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 514): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 518): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 515): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 510): BIG TROUBLE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 501): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 500): none
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 474): THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 465): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 452): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 400): 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 350): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 393): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 514): AEGLOS of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 399): PROWESS of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
               (turn 398): FORMIDABLE of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
                           YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 519): GREEN BEAN of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 514): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                           MANUTE BOL of LARGE LOSERS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 510): CYCLONE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 501): MEET DEATH of INANIMATE TOFU (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
                            CESIUM of HEAVYMETAL KIDS (Moribund, mgr.)
                            PARALLAX of MAD SCIENTISTS (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 500): ANIMATE TOFU of SCRAGITARIOUS (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
                           THE HIPPY of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): DONNA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 465): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, 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 350): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Fans come up to me?!?  It's a side of the island I didn't know existed.  For
instance:  this little fight-fan ship-wright invites me by to see his collection, and
I don't believe I've ever met the little types like.  Very acerbic.  His "jokes"...
salty...casual salty.  Anyway, he keeps a piece of the launching bottle from every
craft he's built and let set sail.  One by one he built them.  Some seemingly wanting
to be built more than others.  In helping launch them, he always managed to be some
how down below the ceremony stands, supervising.  Bow on blocks and rollers, rising
up and up above him.  Standing by until the bottle was smashed, the ship lumbering
away to sea, and he then quickly picking up a single individual-looking shard of that
particular christening bottle.  So, I honored, he brought me by to see his pieces of
glass.  Annnnd to be storied.  With wild tales involving his "children."  He was
animated...and as each chunk was displayed, it's ship's story delivered, I came to
see he really was creating life...as he saw it.  Also, does his own investigating.
Nightly seeking out reports from the waterfront sailors on how the boats "acted" or
didn't "act" as the case and situation may have been.  What dedication and nice
glass.  I was properly regaled by the end of the evening. -- Lady Divan, Duelmistress
P.S.  I asked to see his own ideas on private yachts.  Practicality meets opulence.
We're talking:  I want 4 masts...he's swearing for my other requirements I'll be
"head's up" with 3, wallowing with 4.  We're talking.

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to BIG TROUBLE, as they are pushed 
from the coveted top team spot by the TERRAPIN STATION stable.  For every winner 
there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at SIR AGLIO, who went down 
to 3rd from 9th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 3-1-0 outing, MONGREL HORDE 
has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  TERRAPIN STATION is no joke as it posted a 
4-1-0 week advancing from 2nd place to 1st place.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
REVERIE, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing SLIME GIGGLE like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
SLIME GIGGLE, who dropped 17 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with REVERIE.  Drawing on all of hers experience as a 13-8-0 warrior, QUIFF went for 
the Duelmastership against LADY DIVAN this week.  It's a proud day for the QUBIT 
stable, as their warrior, QUIFF, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day 
keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad TERRAPIN  STATION?  Big bad 
TERRAPIN STATION.  Big bad TERRAPIN STATION.  KOLACT's afraid of the big bad TERRAPIN 
STATION.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch QUBIT's act in the 
arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from TERRAPIN STATION.  And 
who is this CYCLONE you ask, with 107 points and a 21-18-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying TALON (BOOKIE) 
will do.  He challenged 19 points down to trash GAFFER.  Definition of petty:  TALON 
(BOOKIE) won victory over GAFFER, a mismatch of 19 points.  THE QUESTION of TERRAPIN 
STATION had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points in a challenge 
which it won.  I thought THE QUESTION showed great skill and promise when it subdued 
TROJAN ROC.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  The audience likes blood and there was 
plenty of it covering MICKEY MITE as he was driven to an early grave by QUO VADIS of 
the QUBIT.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena 
with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the KOLACT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and 
I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, 
I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIFF 4779                   14   8  0   122       QUBIT (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUARD DOG 4314               13   8  2   111       MONGREL HORDE (371)
 BLAME SULTAN 5477            11   2  0   107       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 STORMBLADE 2210              19  24  1    99       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 BAILEY O'BEAD 5253           17  20  0    95       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 TYCHO 4997                   14  51  0    93       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 LADY DIVAN 5456              13   8  0    92       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185         18  21  0    85       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 SIR PLUTZ 5207               17  21  2    84       SIR AGLIO (296)
-SIX DEMON BAG 4028           16  17  0    84       BIG TROUBLE (408)
 SHARD 4213                   15  11  2    82       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
-ELECTRABUZZ 5242             10   3  2    77       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 WOLFRAVEN 5474               11   8  1    74       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 OCTAVIAN 5210                17   8  1    72       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 QUADRICEPS 5326              16  15  0    71       QUBIT (464)
 CUTTHROAT 2019               13  24  2    69       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE QUESTION 5557             9   2  0    66       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 WICKED SUNSHINE 5541          8   4  1    66       KING NIXON (522)
-RAPID BLINKER 4212            8   5  0    65       BIG TROUBLE (408)
-QAEDA, AL 5302               13  17  1    61       QUBIT (464)
 REVERIE 5570                  7   2  0    59       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 BISHOP 5567                   7   3  0    59       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 GUTBOY FISHFOOT 5543         11   1  0    58       KING NIXON (522)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIKACHU 5176                  8   4  1    56       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513         8   7  0    55       SPRINGBORN (358)
 WILD DOG 4330                10   8  0    52       MONGREL HORDE (371)
 KOSIKA 5437                   7   3  1    51       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 TROJAN ROC 5364              10  19  0    49       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-SIR REALISTIC 5552            6   4  1    49       SIR AGLIO (296)
 ANN OREXIA 5409               3   0  0    44       EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WATSON 5091                   3   0  0    44       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
 ST STEPHEN 5478              12   7  0    43       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 MUTE SCREAM 5542              6   6  3    40       KING NIXON (522)
 LATVIUS 5460                  5   2  0    40       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 MAD DOG 4670                  4   2  1    40       MONGREL HORDE (371)
 SLIME GIGGLE 5540             7   5  0    37       KING NIXON (522)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUO VADIS 5553                3   2  1    33       QUBIT (464)
 VIVID SLUR 5544               4   8  0    31       KING NIXON (522)
 HOOKFANG 5514                 6   8  0    26       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ONE-MAN ARMY 5583             4   1  0    23       BIG TROUBLE (408)
 TALON (BOOKIE) 5523           3   1  0    23       THE KLK (519)
 TREEBEARD 5631                2   0  0    23       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
-NICHLAUS 4190                 1   2  1    23       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
 SIR DA 5586                   4   2  0    22       SIR AGLIO (296)
-VOLTEON 5587                  3   0  0    20       LIGHTNING DECK (488)
 KAIZAR 5459                   5   2  0    18       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 Z 5576                        3   1  0    18       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
-NEGATIVE FURY 5610            2   1  1    18       BIG TROUBLE (408)
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 SAM FRANCISCO 5411            1   3  0    16       EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)
 MITZIE 5636                   1   0  0    15       SPRINGBORN (358)
 LEGALOS 5574                  2   3  1    13       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 SHADOW MIST 5638              1   0  0    13       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 METEORIC 5622                 1   2  0    12       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-COUPLES 4193                  2   0  0    10       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
 DIGGIN DOG 5160               1   0  0    10       MONGREL HORDE (371)
-POSITIVE FURY 5609            2   1  0     9       BIG TROUBLE (408)
-HOGAN 4191                    1   0  0     9       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
-AZRAEL 5521                   1   1  0     8       THE KLK (519)
 GRIZZLY 5592                  1   1  0     7       MANAGERY (524)
-HOSSFATHER 5522               0   2  0     6       THE KLK (519)
 HOT HEAD HARRY 5618           1   2  0     5       SPRINGBORN (358)
-SKEL'RAN 5556                 1   2  0     5       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 SASQUACH 5593                 1   1  0     4       MANAGERY (524)
 ANT 5589                      1   1  0     4       MANAGERY (524)
 GAFFER 5611                   0   3  0     4       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 LARRUPIN LARRY 5630           0   2  0     3       SPRINGBORN (358)
 MEL FEASENS 5469              0   2  0     2       EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)
 HERA 5621                     0   1  0     1       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 JAWS 5590                     0   1  0     1       MANAGERY (524)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NEEDLES 5582           1  2 0 BIG TROUBLE 408       RAYNESTORM 5532       507 REVENGED
NIGHTWIND 5573         2  2 0 DARK CREATION 210     SIR REALISTIC 5552    507 NOT REVE
MICKEY MITE 5473       2 17 0 THE MOONDOGS 97       QUO VADIS 5553        511         
SIR WIN_D_LESS 5588    1  3 1 SIR AGLIO 296         NEGATIVE FURY 5610    509 REVENGED
TWO-JACKS 5580         3  3 0 SPRINGBORN 358        WICKED SUNSHINE 5541  510         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- It's been a while since a warrior of this stable has graduated.  Only thing I
can say is, it's about time.  For those who care, Cyclone looked like this, 13-12
(+1)-12-15(+1)-17-8-11(+1).  Favors a Broadsword, which I don't think he used more
than once, favors mod OE/ Low AL.  He likes to bash...hope not with a broadsword.  76
skills with a Master in Initiative, attack and parry.  I enjoyed his fights, he's
been fun. -- Zeus

Slime Giggle -- A little out of your league eh?  I understand why you did it.
Sometimes FE don't mean a thing. -- Cutthroat

Tycho -- No offense about what I said to Slime Giggle.  Sooner or later that's gonna
get you an invite! -- Cutthroat

Lady Divan -- Impressive, but leave me alone. -- Stormblade
P.S. You're no lady.

The Upright Man -- It was a nail biting experience, and it had the crowd on their
feet the whole time!  I believe there are warriors who we can only defeat with luck,
otherwise, its a sure loss every time.  I say this with modesty, and from my own
experience. -- Stormblade

Meteoric -- A three round discussion of a motion, annnnd, you lose. -- Hot Head

Positive Fury -- I got my eyes on the stars, and I'm aiming higher. -- Larry

Queda, Al -- Gotcha in the breadbasket.  Right through your lunch. -- Ivan
Mashminaplp

Sultan -- S'funny how things have a way of taking care of themselves.  Long may we
wave. -- Still

Sir Plutz -- Well...DARN.  And I've already checked, and Nick says I'm not worth
wasting a strategy change on, either.  Darn. -- Tycho

Z -- Short, but not sweet.  Ouch. -- Mickey Mite
P.S.  As Nick says, then again, I mite not.

Cyclone -- You eclipsed me on that one. -- Bailey O'Bead

Wild Dog -- Even a mime knows better than to throw a roc at a wild dog, after all. --
Trojan Roc
P.S.  Especially if it might call down the rest of the pack of mongrels on me.

Hot Head Hairy, er, Harry, although a lot of hair might make your head hot -- Well,
no, I didn't call myself a fighter.  It was Nick who did that.  I just called myself
a falling rock.  I think I've been mis-cast. -- Meteoric

Lady Divan -- (shocked look)  You...smoke a big cigar?  But I thought ladies only
smoked small, slim cigarettes in very long holders of ivory or jade. -- Lunelle
P.S.  Are you any relation to the Davenports?

Hoffa-meister -- Done doggin' for a while?  Welcome back to Kolact! -- Sultan

Negative Fury -- There, that should be enough.  After all, Sir Win Less was aptly
named, though he did manage one win.  Go in peace. -- Sultan

Tycho -- What!?  An upchallenge like that, a win, and no skills?  Get 'outta here. --
Sir Plutz

Gutboy -- I hate fish feet. -- Sir Realistic
P.S.  The fight report had it wrong:  I did not APPEAR exhausted.

Still -- Re? to all:  huh? -- Sultan
P.S.  Don't believe it for a minute.

Wicked Sunshine -- (grin)  Not to worry, Gutboy got me back. -- Sir Realistic

Al Qaeda -- Al, Betty here.  If you be my body guard I will be your long lost pal.
See I did a bad thing.  I challenge this guy with horrible jokes named "Two Jacks."
It's a regular dog and pony show.  I was aiming low with a modest KD, and nothing was
hitting hard or penetrating.  Then, all of a sudden a voice says "he fights with
deadly bloody," so hit the poor guy eight times about the head neck.  Just run some
interference.  Keep ol' Ivan from Mash'n my apple. -- Thanks, Wicked Sunshine

Six Demon Bag -- Two things wrong with that fight.  First, I'm supposed to win, not
you.  Second, and more importantly, if I am gonna lose, you're supposed to give me
enough time to ooh and ahh my fans before you win.  Get it right next time! -- The
Upright Man

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!

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IVAN MASHMINAPLP was bested by WICKED SUNSHINE in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
SIR PLUTZ was demolished by CYCLONE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BLAME SULTAN devastated TYCHO in a popular 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
QUIFF devastated LADY DIVAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
QUADRICEPS was overpowered by BAILEY O'BEAD in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
THE QUESTION devastated TROJAN ROC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
VIVID SLUR was overcome by MAD DOG in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
SIR DA was vanquished by ANN OREXIA in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TALON (BOOKIE) won victory over GAFFER in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
LEGALOS defeated HOT HEAD HARRY in a 1 minute gruesome novice's Challenge fight.
TREEBEARD overpowered SAM FRANCISCO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GUARD DOG savagely defeated OCTAVIAN in a 1 minute bloody master's competition.
WOLFRAVEN was demolished by STORMBLADE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHARD beat CUTTHROAT in a popular 1 minute gruesome master's conflict.
THE UPRIGHT MAN savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
WILD DOG was bested by BISHOP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
REVERIE overpowered SLIME GIGGLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KOSIKA beat MUTE SCREAM in a 2 minute bout.
GUTBOY FISHFOOT outlasted ST STEPHEN in a unpopular 17 minute fight.
LATVIUS devastated Z in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HOOKFANG defeated LARRUPIN LARRY in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
MICKEY MITE was easily killed by QUO VADIS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KAIZAR viciously subdued SASQUACH in a 1 minute brutal bout.
MEL FEASENS was overpowered by METEORIC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ANT was savagely defeated by MITZIE in a popular 4 minute gory beginner's fight.
GRIZZLY savagely defeated HERA in a 2 minute gruesome novice's melee.
JAWS was handily defeated by DIGGIN DOG in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SHADOW MIST overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        26 -  16 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    59 -  55 -  4      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         SLASHING ATTACK   47 -  48 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  36 -  3      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  29 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  29 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  39 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  18 -  0      28  |

Turn 511 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       QUIFF 4779                 14   8  0  122 QUBIT (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   GUARD DOG 4314             13   8  2  111 MONGREL HORDE (371)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLAME SULTAN 5477          11   2  0  107 TERRAPIN STATION (189)
SLASHING ATTACK  LADY DIVAN 5456            13   8  0   92 SPRINGBORN (358)
WALL OF STEEL    OCTAVIAN 5210              17   8  1   72 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
TOTAL PARRY      GUTBOY FISHFOOT 5543       11   1  0   58 KING NIXON (522)
BASHING ATTACK   IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513       8   7  0   55 SPRINGBORN (358)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      MAD DOG 4670                4   2  1   40 MONGREL HORDE (371)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MITZIE 5636.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLAME SULTAN 5477, 
THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185, SHARD 4213, GRIZZLY 5592, WICKED SUNSHINE 5541, ANN OREXIA 
5409, BAILEY O'BEAD 5253, THE QUESTION 5557, GAFFER 5611, and LEGALOS 5574.

The least popular fighter this week was ST STEPHEN 5478.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GUTBOY FISHFOOT 5543, JAWS 5590, ANT 5589, MEL FEASENS 5469, SASQUACH 
5593, MICKEY MITE 5473, Z 5576, MUTE SCREAM 5542, SLIME GIGGLE 5540, and CUTTHROAT 
2019.

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

CYCLONE (10-2057) THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)