DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/02/2005    Duedate: 02/15/2005

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POISON BEAK
CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
(21-5827) [16-12-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POISON BEAK                    SARADOC
CARNAGE CANARIES (147)         BRANDY HALL (515)
(21-5827) [16-12-0,121]        (21-5987) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUGO BELOSKI                   DUCKBERT
SWORD OPERA (323)              SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-5566) [17-29-2,82]         (21-5970) [6-3-1,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARNAGE CANARIES (147)      40
2. BRANDY HALL (515)           31      SONS OF SATAN (20)
3. SONS OF SATAN (20)          27      Unchartered Team
4. SCRAGITARIOUS (377)         22
5. SWORD OPERA (323)           20      BRANDY HALL (515)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BRANDY HALL (515)          2   0  0  100   1/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  6 0
 2- 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    82  46  3 64.1   2/ 6 TROOPERS (271)            8  6 1
 3- 2 MEOW MIX (466)            85  49  1 63.4   3/ 4 SONS OF SATAN (20)        8  6 0
 4/ 3 SONS OF SATAN (20)       291 255 34 53.3   4/ 5 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  8 0
 5- 4 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      382 339 35 53.0   5/ 8 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)       6  1 0
 6/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      214 191  4 52.8   6- 1 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       6  4 0
 7/ 6 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)   146 135 12 52.0   7/ 7 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    6  9 0
 8/10 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)      110 106  8 50.9   8- 3 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    5  3 1
 9- 9 FEVER PITCH (253)        144 141  4 50.5   9/ 0*BRANDY HALL (515)         2  0 0
10/ 8 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       35  35  5 50.0  10/11 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       2  5 0
11-11*DELARQUAN TERRORIS (514)   1   1  0 50.0  11-13 MEOW MIX (466)            1  1 0
12-12 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       29  30  0 49.2  12-14*DELARQUAN TERRORIS (514)  1  1 0
13/13 TROOPERS (271)           113 128 17 46.9  13-10 OUTSIDERS (468)           1  2 0
14-14 OUTSIDERS (468)           25  30  5 45.5  14-12 FEVER PITCH (253)         0  1 0
15/15 SWORD OPERA (323)        433 636 16 40.5  15-15 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       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 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.

Hail and greetings, Sunset.  I am Duelmaster for one turn and then I'm off to the
Isle.  Turns out I like the battle axe, low/very low, and learn decisiveness.  I am
really quite average, but have garnered two Tournament Victor awards at the Tempe F2F
in 03 and the Philly F2F in 03, best finish 13-3-1.  I started life 8-17-5-13-21-9-11
and am currently 11-19-5-13-21-9-11.  Good luck to all who would be DUELMASTER.

Animate Tofu

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in SUNSET since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, BLACKEST PRIDE.  But how many friends do you have now?  Hmmmph!  I 
always thought BLACKEST PRIDE was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0! 
Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna 
be...  Well, TROOPERS' 2nd moved them up to 2-3-0 place.  Some people say I ramble 
too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well 
SCRAGITARIOUS moved up 3, to 5th.  What's with JOHN DARLING?  He actually beat 
TROOPERS' HOODLUM, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  Major screwup 
at TROOPERS.  HOODLUM lost 16 points to JOHN DARLING.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  
Maybe HOODLUM will provide more easy wins...  CARNAGE CANARIES' hatred of 
SCRAGITARIOUS surfaced again as POISON BEAK challenged SUNSET's top dog.  I can 
barely restrain my enthusiam for CARNAGE CANARIES' outstanding member, Duelmaster 
POISON BEAK.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some 
team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, GRIM FANDANGO!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at TROOPERS ain't 
reelin'!  GRIM FANDANGO's mad!  What do people see in POISON BEAK?  Hers 16-12-0?  
CARNAGE CANARIES ain't talkin', but she's got 121 points.  LUGO BELOSKI didn't quite 
know what to make of a challenge he received from PLAGUE OF FEATHERS of CARNAGE 
CANARIES, who is 23 points below him.  PLAGUE OF FEATHERS perhaps got hers just 
desserts, seeing as she overcame LUGO BELOSKI and ended up with 86 recognition 
points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that ASHANDAR 
gets in.  He fights people like DRUNK MOOSE, 11 points below.  I thought ASHANDAR 
showed great skill and promise when he was subdued by DRUNK MOOSE.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of SUNSET unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POISON BEAK 5827             16  12  0   121       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONALD REAGAN 1588           19  18  0   103       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 PRIME SLIME 5522             10   5  0   103       TROOPERS (271)
 DRANE 5833                   22   4  0   102       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-ASYLUM 5786                  12  10  1    98       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 BLEVINS 5900                 13   8  0    95       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BLAK MASK 5935               10   5  0    92       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PISCES INCARNATE 4919         8   0  2    92       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C. CANARY 5766               18  16  0    90       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 SUIGENERIS 5545               9   4  1    88       TROOPERS (271)
 PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902       9  10  1    86       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-HORNS 5770                   10   9  0    83       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-TOAD LICKER 5830             18   9  0    82       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            17  29  2    82       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DAZEY 5904                   11   8  0    81       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SKYDANCER 5834               16  11  0    78       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955           7   3  0    62       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 ACE 5732                     10  29  0    61       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRUNK MOOSE 5451              9  10  2    56       TROOPERS (271)
-INCISION 5911                 7   5  1    55       OUTSIDERS (468)
 JOHN DARLING 5932             7   9  0    48       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ASHANDAR 5694                 3   1  0    45       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 HOODLUM 5533                  9   6  0    37       TROOPERS (271)
-ICON 5982                     4   1  0    37       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 DUCKBERT 5970                 6   3  1    35       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVOLUTION THEORY 5958         5   1  0    33       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 ALEXANDER THE GR8 5064        3   1  1    33       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
-KNEADS FLESH 5912             3   0  0    33       MEOW MIX (466)
-TERRE HAUTE 4522              8   4  0    32       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 DJININSKI 5953                6   8  0    26       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LILLIAN LUST 5954             3   7  0    26       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984         2   1  2    25       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-POWER THRUSTER 5914           3   7  1    24       OUTSIDERS (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORK RIND 5480                4   1  0    23       FEVER PITCH (253)
 MALACODA 5981                 4   1  0    20       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-FLESH GORDON 5513             4   0  0    20       FEVER PITCH (253)
-THE KITTEN 5948               1   1  0    20       MEOW MIX (466)
 SARADOC 5987                  1   0  0    20       BRANDY HALL (515)
 RIPPER OF DEATH 5366          2   2  0    17       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
-EVULSION 6007                 2   1  0    15       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-LUCY 4523                     2   1  0    13       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 BLACK SCRAG 5455              1   0  0    13       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 BELIAL 6009                   1   1  0    13       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 RAZOR BEAK 5983               3   2  0    11       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEVER 5633                    1   3  0     6       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-DEVIL PRINCE 6014             1   0  0     6       MEOW MIX (466)
 CRAZY CANARY 5976             0   6  0     6       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 KHORAG 6011                   1   1  0     4       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 DOG 6010                      0   2  0     2       TROOPERS (271)
 BAALBERITH 6035               0   1  0     1       SONS OF SATAN (20)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GYE LO KAT 5695        1  2 0 AGE OF EMPIRE 376     THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984 500         
MORRIS 5835            6  7 0 MEOW MIX 466          DRUNK MOOSE 5451      499         
TWINE 4524             1  2 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408     THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984 498         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gina -- Nice matchup.  Very good fight for both of us. -- C. Canary

Horns -- Bah!  You still suck. -- C. Canary

Incision -- Some armor might be in order for you next fight. -- C. Canary

Malocoda -- Wow!  One whole skill!  Thanks. -- C. Canary

All -- I hope everybody had a great Christmas and a fantastic new year. -- C. Canary

Mgr. of Kano Clan -- If you ever make it to a F2F be sure and introduce yourself to
me and please speak the same way you did in last turn's personals. -- Ultraist

Canaries -- Apparently you guys haven't learned your lesson yet. -- Blackest Pride

Doc Steele -- I hope your stay in Sunset has been productive thus far. -- Ultraist

Dog -- Tremendous fight for a couple of newbs at least!  I look forward to the
rematch. -- Devil Prince

All -- R.I.P. Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, your presence in the arena and on the
sands of Sunset will be missed by us all. -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Ultraist -- (shaking head) What'd I tell ya? -- Stik

Lugo -- A girl appreciates the compliment.  I'm just glad I wasn't "abashed" in
yours! -- Skydancer

Lord Protectors Animate Tofu and The Hippy -- Congratulations, you're still alive.
And going to Disney World!!!  Sort of.... -- Stik and GF

Ronny Reagan -- That Alzheimer's is really kickin' in, isn't it??  Challenging me
wearing that much armor...I'm still laughing! -- Drane, reigning TP lord of Sunset

All -- I think that, based purely on my most awesome arena record (who else has 20+
wins?  Nobody!) I should just be handed the throne by default this cycle so I can
settle in and stay a while! -- Drane, TPmaster and soon-to-be Duelmaster

Lord Protector I.S.S. -- Don't see how that could've gotten any uglier unless I died.
Perhaps that was a bit too ambitious.  See you in ADM hopefully.... -- Blak Mask

Ultraist -- Hey, I'm only half a percentage point below you, better watch your rear
view!  And quit mucking up my top team spot with all this "same three turn record"
crap!! -- Stik

Ultraist -- The kind of childish backtalk that you and your dirty cohorts will no
doubt engage in is purely indicative of how you are so deeply ill.  Snap out of your
denial and look at the rats and vermin in which you represent.  I fully reject your
evil and dismiss your horrifying arrogance.  Stop being such a vicious devil and
cultivate some humility and leadership. -- Kano Clan

Ashandar -- Something I've been wondering, just what IS the age of your empire?  And
for that matter, what empire is it? -- Djininski

Incision -- No, sorry, I couldn't let you do it THERE, it would have left an
invisible scar.  I don't do invisible scars, you see. -- Lugo Beloski

Icon -- Darn, again I fail my attempt at iconoclasm.  Oh, well. -- John Darling

Suigeneris -- Gods, but I'm glad there's only one of you! -- Ace
P.S.  Nobody in basic should be earning THAT rating.

Lillian Lust -- You want lust, okay, I'm up for a little perversion.  Normally I
wouldn't even LOOK at a mammal that way, but if you INSIST.... -- Duckbert

Skydancer -- Shucks, ma'am, t'weren't nothing. -- Lugo Beloski

Seems like Kano has a thing for Ultraist.  Haven't seen so many ads in over a year.
-- C. Canary

Damion -- Mino's got his rematch.  Sucks I lost.  Congrats on graduating though. --
C. Canary

Dazey -- Bah!  No more comment. -- C. Canary

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ASHANDAR was viciously subdued by DRUNK MOOSE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
POISON BEAK demolished ANIMATE TOFU in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
C. CANARY was bested by PRIME SLIME in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS overpowered LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CRAZY CANARY was overpowered by BELIAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
RAZOR BEAK was devastated by LILLIAN LUST in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
BLEVINS won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute duel.
RONALD REAGAN won victory over SUIGENERIS in a action packed 5 minute expert's fight.
DRANE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 10 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
SKYDANCER savagely defeated ACE in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
PISCES INCARNATE bested DAZEY in a 2 minute conflict.
BLAK MASK devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
HOODLUM was bested by JOHN DARLING in a 2 minute bout.
DJININSKI was handily defeated by ALEXANDER THE GR8 in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MALACODA was viciously subdued by DUCKBERT in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gruesome bout.
RIPPER OF DEATH handily defeated DOG in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
KHORAG was viciously subdued by BLACK SCRAG in a exciting 4 minute novice's brawl.
SARADOC overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GORBADOC overpowered BAALBERITH in a 1 minute bloody mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  28 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  28 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    59 -  62 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  13 -  0      13  |

Turn 501 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  POISON BEAK 5827           16  12  0  121 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
TOTAL PARRY      RONALD REAGAN 1588         19  18  0  103 SONS OF SATAN (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLEVINS 5900               13   8  0   95 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLAK MASK 5935             10   5  0   92 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
WALL OF STEEL    PISCES INCARNATE 4919       8   0  2   92 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
PARRY-STRIKE     DAZEY 5904                 11   8  0   81 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUCKBERT 5970               6   3  1   35 SWORD OPERA (323)

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 LUGO BELOSKI 5566.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DUCKBERT 5970.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASHANDAR 5694, 
POISON BEAK 5827, SUIGENERIS 5545, RONALD REAGAN 1588, KHORAG 6011, BLACK SCRAG 5455, 
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902, LILLIAN LUST 5954, SKYDANCER 5834, and HOODLUM 5533.

The least popular fighter this week was DRANE 5833.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BAALBERITH 6035, DOG 6010, MALACODA 5981, DJININSKI 5953, ACE 5732, 
LUGO BELOSKI 5566, RAZOR BEAK 5983, BELIAL 6009, CRAZY CANARY 5976, and C. CANARY 
5766.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

POISON BEAK (21-5827) CARNAGE CANARIES (147)

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

ANIMATE TOFU (21-5454) SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
THE HIPPY (21-5701) COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KY 4498 (114-75-2)                     0  5  0         AFTER DARK 2         

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VALTAG VINDICTUS 4153 (39-14-2)        3  3  0         AGE OF EMPIRE        
STONE KILLER 5245 (46-13-1)            1  4  0         NASTY MOB            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRIMUS 4975 (42-13-0)                  8  3  0         REAL BEER            
BLACK JUSTICE 3960 (37-52-1)           6  3  0         THE COLOUR OF NEON   
JACKASS 4526 (29-31-0)                 3  3  0         TRIAL & ERROR        
THE WALL 2660 (24-15-1)                2  3  0         THE GUARDIANS        
SUICIDE 4832 (7-2-1)                   1  3  0         APPLE CIDER          
THE BUTCHER 5374 (24-9-0)              1  3  0         NASTY MOB            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SKA-D-LITE 5682 (17-11-0)              1  3  0         MINISTRY OF SKA      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANIMATE TOFU 5454 (10-2-0)             4  3  0         SCRAGITARIOUS        
BODDINGTON'S 5035 (16-9-0)             4  3  0         REAL BEER            
I SEE SOUNDS 5704 (15-12-1)            0  3  0         COSMIC FREAK OUT     

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE HIPPY 5701 (12-7-0)                7  3  0         COSMIC FREAK OUT     

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AGENT 99 5840 (8-4-0)                  9  3  0         MINISTRY OF SKA      
BLAK MASK 5935 (9-4-0)                 1  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
CRACK WHORE BARBIE 5880 (0-1-0)        0  3  0         MATTEL'S REJECTS     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OL' BLUE 5957 (4-2-0)                  4  3  2         NASTY MOB            
PORK RIND 5480 (4-1-0)                 1  3  0         FEVER PITCH          
SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955 (6-3-0)            0  3  0         COSMIC FREAK OUT     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEVIL MOUSE 5965 (1-0-0)               4  2  0  DEAD   DELARQUAN TERRORISTS 
FLESH GORDON 5513 (4-0-0)              0  3  0         FEVER PITCH          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SARADOC 5987 (0-0-0)                   7  3  0         BRANDY HALL          
ALARIC 5993 (0-0-0)                    5  3  0         THE BARBARIAN HORDE  
CLOVIS 5991 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         THE BARBARIAN HORDE  
DIZZY MISS LIZZIE 6013 (0-0-0)         4  3  0         FEVER PITCH          
BLUE BEARD 6006 (0-0-0)                3  3  1         NASTY MOB            
GORBADOC 5985 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         BRANDY HALL          
RASPUTIN 6004 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0  DEAD   NASTY MOB            
SKIN FLUTE 5699 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         FEVER PITCH          
AHAB 6005 (0-0-0)                      0  3  0         NASTY MOB