DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2005    Duedate: 02/05/2005

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE THING
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4185) [20-6-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE THING                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           
(14-4185) [20-6-0,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SCARBOROUGH                    SCARBOROUGH
FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)            FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
(14-3941) [16-11-0,100]        (14-3941) [16-11-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        47
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          39      I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
3. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)     -10      Unchartered Team
4. FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)        -28
                                       BLACK LEGION (196)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    19   6  0 76.0   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     389 313 26 55.4   2/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       10  5 0
 3/ 3 FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)      182 159 11 53.4   3/ 2 FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)       6  8 0
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       318 394  9 44.7   4/ 4 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    1  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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): GREAT WHITE SHARK of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): KORIBUS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): DOALTY of BAILE BEAG from AMEN-TEI (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Thaad Trueoak, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE DOGHOUSE had cause to celebrate, after JUNO got 19 points by 
beating RICK JONES.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, JUNO was winsome, after 
beating RICK JONES and seeing him lose 17 points.  Duelmaster THE THING from THE 
DEATH SQUAD is going for the gold, as he challenged FRAG 'EM ALL!'s SCARBOROUGH.  
Ooh, the excitement!  THE THING successfully staved off a grab for the roses by 
SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL!.  Does TOBIR have no one talented enough to dethrone 
him?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead 
trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, *IRONFIST* is the most 
challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in TOBIR would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of 
writing Spyreports for TOBIR?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE THING 4185               20   6  0   122       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 *IRONFIST* 3947              10   3  0   107       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 ANGRY SHEW 4201              16   8  0   101       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 SCARBOROUGH 3941             16  11  0   100       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 VISIGOTH 4214                13   8  0    93       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4220        15   4  1    88       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 JUNO 4178                    14  14  0    79       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 I WET MY BED! 4052            6   2  0    79       I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
 BOWSER 4096                  14  31  1    74       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HONEY PUP 4207               12  12  0    67       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICK JONES 3942              12  12  1    57       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDILLIA 4255                 4   0  0    43       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HAYWOOD JAB 4238              5   3  1    38       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBNOXIO 3939                  5   7  0    22       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 WOOFER 4254                   3   1  1    12       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 UNUS 4256                     0   1  0     1       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DIM HAIRY THING 4236   3  5 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      HAYWOOD JAB 4238      503 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Thing -- Well, you're a nasty thing, then!  Kick a dog, what kind of hero is
that? -- Bowser

Delarquan Sailor -- What, were you stranded here?  Do we have to put up with
Delarquans coming ashore and acting like they BELONG here? -- Juno

Haywood Jab -- It isn't RIGHT to just shove your hand in my face!  *I* don't know
what you mean to do, so OF COURSE I bit you. -- Honey Pup

Obnoxio -- (mightily impressed)  You take a bath VOLUNTARILY?  Us dogs know very well
there are monsters in the bathtub, that's why we avoid it. -- Woofer

Shiftyeyed Volunteer?  Hah!  A worthless bum if *I* ever saw one. -- Andillia

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!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE THING bested SCARBOROUGH in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
VISIGOTH was viciously subdued by *IRONFIST* in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
DEAD MAN WALKING overpowered BOWSER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HAYWOOD JAB devastated OBNOXIO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
I WET MY BED! was demolished by ANGRY SHEW in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
RICK JONES was overpowered by JUNO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HONEY PUP handily defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
ANDILLIA vanquished DELARQUAN SAILOR in a 3 minute uneven duel.
WOOFER outlasted UNUS in a 8 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  20 -  3      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  11 -  2      21  |

Turn 507 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-LUNGE        0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      THE THING 4185             20   6  0  122 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
LUNGING ATTACK   *IRONFIST* 3947            10   3  0  107 FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGRY SHEW 4201            16   8  0  101 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
PARRY-LUNGE      VISIGOTH 4214              13   8  0   93 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
AIMED BLOW       ANDILLIA 4255               4   0  0   43 THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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 SCARBOROUGH 3941.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SCARBOROUGH 3941.  The ten other most popular fighters were *IRONFIST* 3947, 
HONEY PUP 4207, ANGRY SHEW 4201, WOOFER 4254, JUNO 4178, ANDILLIA 4255, THE THING 
4185, DEAD MAN WALKING 4220, HAYWOOD JAB 4238, and VISIGOTH 4214.

The least popular fighter this week was UNUS 4256.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOWSER 4096, RICK JONES 3942, I WET MY BED! 4052, OBNOXIO 3939, 
VISIGOTH 4214, HAYWOOD JAB 4238, DEAD MAN WALKING 4220, THE THING 4185, ANDILLIA 
4255, and JUNO 4178.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SCARBOROUGH (14-3941) FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALCLUTHA 3169 (30-39-1)               0  3  0         OTAGO HIGHLANDERS    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WU SUNG 3561 (17-17-0)                 3  3  0         SHAO-LIN HEROES      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALLEY CAT 3631 (8-3-1)                 3  3  0         CATHOUSE             

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MICHAEL PALIN 2750 (7-2-0)             2  3  0         MONTY PYTHON         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I WET MY BED! 4052 (6-1-0)             4  3  0         I BENT MY WOOKIE     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SNOW LEOPARD 4142 (3-2-1)             10  3  1         TOTEM                
LATHYRUS 3846 (4-2-0)                  5  3  0  DEAD   PLANTARUM ANDORIA    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACKKNIFE 4245 (0-0-0)                 4  3  1         MACKIE'S BACK