DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/18/2006    Duedate: 05/01/2006

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUO VADIS
QUBIT (464)
(10-5683) [14-1-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUO VADIS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
QUBIT (464)                    
(10-5683) [14-1-0,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SIR BROKE STROKER              WANDA
SIR AGLIO (296)                SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-5623) [15-8-0,84]          (10-5761) [2-1-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPRINGBORN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SIR AGLIO (296)             42
2. QUBIT (464)                 21      SIR AGLIO (296)
3. SPRINGBORN (358)            14      Unchartered Team
4. THE MOONDOGS (97)          -20
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SIR AGLIO (296)          752 558 36 57.4   1/ 3 SPRINGBORN (358)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 QUBIT (464)              509 425 18 54.5   2/ 1 QUBIT (464)               7  2 0
 3/ 3 SPRINGBORN (358)         440 532 26 45.3   3/ 2 SIR AGLIO (296)           7  5 0
 4/ 4 THE MOONDOGS (97)        289 515 10 35.9   4/ 4 THE MOONDOGS (97)         5  9 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 542): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WOOD CHUCK of EAGER BEAVERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in KOLACT, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--SPRINGBORN.  SIR AGLIO had cause to 
celebrate, after SIR BROKE STROKER got 14 points by beating ACTAON.  Win some, lose 
some.  Speaking of which, SIR COPHAGUS was winsome, after beating CYNICA and seeing 
her lose 12 points.  QUO VADIS successfully staved off a grab for the roses by SADIE 
of SPRINGBORN.  Does KOLACT have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it 
one team in KOLACT is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do 
not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUO VADIS 5683               14   1  0   130       QUBIT (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR ENDER 5721               16   3  1    97       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADIE 5718                   13   7  1    87       SPRINGBORN (358)
 SIR BROKE STROKER 5623       15   8  0    84       SIR AGLIO (296)
 QUASIMODO 5684               11   3  1    77       QUBIT (464)
 ACTAON 5648                  12  19  0    73       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 MR SHRDLU 5742                8   4  0    72       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR COPHAGUS 5723            10   7  1    62       SIR AGLIO (296)
 QUIP 5668                    13   6  1    58       QUBIT (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ESTRELLA 5681                10  16  0    56       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 MOONDAY 5687                  8  18  0    43       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CYNICA 5730                   7   9  0    41       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR CUMFERENCE 5744           7   1  0    26       SIR AGLIO (296)
 WALDO 5763                    2   0  0    26       SPRINGBORN (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANDA 5761                    2   1  0    19       SPRINGBORN (358)
-QUIESCENT 5734                3   0  0    18       QUBIT (464)
 SARDINE SALLY 5760            2   1  0    15       SPRINGBORN (358)
-QWAP, AGAIN 5745              1   0  0    13       QUBIT (464)
 ARISTORKUS 5764               0   2  0     2       THE MOONDOGS (97)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SYD TUBULAR 5689      13  9 0 SPRINGBORN 358        QUIP 5668             539 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aristorkus -- I'm a want'n ta work'm, but dey say "Work'm!" so der ya go. -- Wanda
P.S.  That's my oh-so-tough persona...needs work, I know.

What?!? what?...okay, I got it...Sir Cumference -- You're so big when you sit around
the house...you...sit... ...I don't get it. -- Sardine Sally (BG)

Quip -- Don't mind if I do take over the stylemaster slot.  It's the craft of our
craft. -- Mr. Shrdlu

Quo Vadis -- My notions on arena combat have been relegated back to "crank" status.
I'm for sure some of my ideas are sound, but losing has a funny way of exposing them
as the less than stellar brainchilds I'd originally proposed.  Oh well, I'll worry
myself when someone makes me boss. -- Sadie

Quasimodo -- Nick was saying just the other day that by your name maybe you were a
"quasi-Moto" like some Mr. Moto he used to know.  But then he said probably not,
because you weren't a "slant-eyed, yellow-faced smoothie."  Managers are so strange.
-- Estrella

Sir Broke Stroker -- I was all excited, getting matched with a famous person and all.
And then you stepped out on the sands and went through the old warm-up stuff, and I
thought to myself, Self, this isn't the real, original, famous Broke Stroker, this is
his little brother.  Besides, I heard the original was a different style. -- Actaon

Dangerous Criminal?  THAT?  How ridiculous.  That was a pussycat.  No, a pussycat is,
at least sometimes, pleasant.  That was a bowl of tofu.  Bah. -- Cynica

Sir Cophagus -- You left me coughing again.  I hate it when that happens.  More
mints, that's what I need.  Mint after mint after mint.  Which really screws up the
taste of almost everything else. -- Moonday
P.S.  Note that since we did not fight Mr. Shrdlu-O today, I have temporarily taken
back the extra O.  Or at least, I found one just, ahem, lying around somewhere,
looking lost and lonely.  Can't have that.  But if it is the one I leant to Mr.
Shrdlu-O, it is available for him at need.

Wanda -- So, hey, I could get to like this gladiating stuff if I keep meeting babes.
Of course, next time, I'll know what's going on and I'll win.  Babes won't be
defeating ME, because I am, after all, a Big Cheese. -- Aristorkus
P.S.  If you want to buy me dinner tonight, I will entertain you with stories of my
childhood.

Ed. -- YES!  That must be it:  O-hoarding.  Amazing the dirty tricks people will get
up to, isn't it? -- Monday

     Someone probably said they were going up in value or something.  You know,
     speculating on the O-futures market. -- Ed.

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

QUO VADIS devastated SADIE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SIR ENDER demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ACTAON was savagely defeated by SIR BROKE STROKER in a 2 minute master's duel.
QUASIMODO defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
ESTRELLA lost to MR SHRDLU in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
QUIP beat MOONDAY in a popular 1 minute master's brawl.
CYNICA was handily defeated by SIR COPHAGUS in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
SIR CUMFERENCE won victory over WANDA in a action packed 5 minute fight.
SARDINE SALLY vanquished ARISTORKUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WALDO overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  13 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  QUO VADIS 5683             14   1  0  130 QUBIT (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIR ENDER 5721             16   3  1   97 SIR AGLIO (296)
BASHING ATTACK   SIR BROKE STROKER 5623     15   8  0   84 SIR AGLIO (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  MR SHRDLU 5742              8   4  0   72 SPRINGBORN (358)
AIMED BLOW       SIR COPHAGUS 5723          10   7  1   62 SIR AGLIO (296)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SIR BROKE STROKER 5623.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was WANDA 5761.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR BROKE STROKER 
5623, MR SHRDLU 5742, SIR COPHAGUS 5723, QUO VADIS 5683, QUASIMODO 5684, QUIP 5668, 
MOONDAY 5687, SIR ENDER 5721, SARDINE SALLY 5760, and ACTAON 5648.

The least popular fighter this week was ARISTORKUS 5764.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CYNICA 5730, SADIE 5718, WALDO 5763, SIR CUMFERENCE 5744, ESTRELLA 
5681, ACTAON 5648, SARDINE SALLY 5760, SIR ENDER 5721, MOONDAY 5687, and QUIP 5668.