DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2005    Duedate: 06/21/2005

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-510

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SKYDANCER
GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-5834) [21-15-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SKYDANCER                      ADDUCTOR MAGNUS
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            MUSCLE MEN (511)
(21-5834) [21-15-0,103]        (21-5922) [4-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUGO BELOSKI                   LILLIAN LUST
SWORD OPERA (323)              SONS OF SATAN (20)
(21-5566) [19-36-2,95]         (21-5954) [7-11-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MUSCLE MEN (511)            27
2. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         23      GRIM FANDANGO (454)
3. SONS OF SATAN (20)          22      Unchartered Team
4. SWORD OPERA (323)           16
5. I MAGI (133)                15      MUSCLE MEN (511)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MUSCLE MEN (511)          12   6  0 66.7   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      10  5 1
 2- 1 REAL BEER (424)          110  56  8 66.3   2/ 2*MUSCLE MEN (511)          8  5 0
 3/ 0*BRANDY HALL (515)          3   2  0 60.0   3/ 7 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  8 2
 4- 3*THE ABYSMALS (517)        14  12  4 53.8   4/ 5 SONS OF SATAN (20)        6  9 1
 5/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      242 208  5 53.8   5- 3 KANO CLAN (106)           5  0 0
 6/ 5 I MAGI (133)             322 280 20 53.5   6- 6 REAL BEER (424)           4  1 0
 7/ 6 SONS OF SATAN (20)       307 278 37 52.5   7/ 8 NASTY MOB (456)           4  3 0
 8/ 7 NASTY MOB (456)           84  83  6 50.3   8- 4*THE ABYSMALS (517)        4  5 1
 9/ 8 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       44  49  5 47.3   9/10 I MAGI (133)              3  1 0
10/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        451 663 18 40.5  10/11 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       1  3 0
11-10 KANO CLAN (106)          148 222  8 40.0  11- 9*BOBS9 (524)               1  9 0
12-11*BOBS9 (524)                8  15  0 34.8  12/ 0*BRANDY HALL (515)         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 522): SNAG of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 407): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 527): NOT HOYLE of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 523): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 522): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 526): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 524): MAJOR ANGER of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 518): THE UPRIGHT MAN of ALASTARIAN IDOL (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 510): QUINTAL of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 509): DAZEY of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 483): BENANDANTI of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 473): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 208): MAELSTROM FURY of THE MYRMIDON (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 460): MIYAGI'S MIATA of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 409): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 358): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 160): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 402): MIMIC BLENNY of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave
                             Dave, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 522): LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 407): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 527): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 523): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 522): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 526): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 524): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 518): THE FELLOWSHIP (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 510): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 509): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 483): KAMIKAZI (Nemesis, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 473): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 208): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 460): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 409): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 358): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 160): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 402): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 510): QUINTAL of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
                (turn 509): SMUNCH of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 509): DAZEY of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOLME (turn 472): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 160): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SUNSET.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave THE ABYSMALS a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 
'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  
Well, SWORD OPERA's 3rd moved them up to 2-3-1 place.  MUSCLE MEN showed SUNSET what 
they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0.  What's 
with PSOAS MAJOR?  He actually beat SWORD OPERA's DEUCE, and walked away with 13 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at GRIM FANDANGO.  TUSK lost 4 points to 
PUNISHER.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe TUSK will provide more easy wins...  
ACE was reminded on the sands why DAZEY is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, REAL BEER!  The bums 
at GRIM FANDANGO couldn't face the challenges from REAL BEER!  No excuse for that!  
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, TUSK!  Don't make 
idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Fighting is a better craft than 
farming, MOON DANCE, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by MALACODA, 25 
points above you, is dues.  MALACODA left the match looking worse than when he went 
in, after MOON DANCE, with a 0-1-0, walked all over him.   
     Warriors of SUNSET unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior has 
met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
SUNSET is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKYDANCER 5834               21  15  0   103       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            17   9  0   142       REAL BEER (424)
-THAT! 5272                   13   5  2   120       REAL BEER (424)
-BASS 5262                     9   2  2   117       REAL BEER (424)
 DRANE 5833                   28   7  0    99       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BAUMGARTEN 4670              13  12  1    97       I MAGI (133)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            19  36  2    95       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE 5732                     13  35  0    79       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LILLIAN LUST 5954             7  11  1    79       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-ASHANDAR 5694                 6   2  0    76       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOMORO WA 5514               12   3  0    62       KANO CLAN (106)
 DJININSKI 5953               11  12  0    62       SWORD OPERA (323)
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560            9   5  0    62       REAL BEER (424)
 DUCKBERT 5970                11   7  3    61       SWORD OPERA (323)
 STREET LEGAL 5869             5   1  0    57       I MAGI (133)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOEGARDEN 5554                5   8  0    46       REAL BEER (424)
-TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               7   5  0    40       KANO CLAN (106)
 ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922          4   0  0    34       MUSCLE MEN (511)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHORAG 6011                   3   4  0    33       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-DOOZIE BASTNADO 6002          3   2  1    29       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 MALACODA 5981                 7   6  0    27       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              7   2  0    26       KANO CLAN (106)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE BEARD 6006               3   2  0    23       NASTY MOB (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPPURATING CORPSE 6087       3   1  0    23       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-BOB009 6057                   3   2  0    22       BOBS9 (524)
 ILIACUS 5923                  3   1  0    22       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 SARADOC 5987                  2   2  0    22       BRANDY HALL (515)
-MALORI BROOD 6001             4   1  2    19       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 MOON DANCE 6094               1   1  0    19       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PSOAS MAJOR 5925              2   2  0    18       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-MEGA ROKU 6091                1   0  0    18       KANO CLAN (106)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              1   0  0    16       KANO CLAN (106)
-RAJEREK 6045                  1   0  0    13       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-ARABESQUE 5999                3   3  0    12       THE ABYSMALS (517)
-BOB008 6059                   3   2  0    11       BOBS9 (524)
 GRACILILS 5921                2   2  0    11       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 PUNISHER 6092                 2   0  0    11       NASTY MOB (456)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
 AZRAEL 6076                   2   3  0     9       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-BOB006 6056                   2   3  0     9       BOBS9 (524)
-ANAN YAUYOS 6070              1   3  0     8       THE ABYSMALS (517)
-COVENER 6071                  1   3  0     6       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 DEUCE 6086                    1   3  0     6       SWORD OPERA (323)
 TUSK 6095                     1   1  1     5       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-MAUD 6077                     0   3  0     3       BOBS9 (524)
-STROBOR 6078                  0   3  0     3       BOBS9 (524)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 395       0  1 0   1                   DUCKBERT 5970         510 NONE    
MARIT BASHIER 5998     3  2 1 THE ABYSMALS 517      LILLIAN LUST 5954     508         
ZERO 6093              0  1 0 AGE OF EMPIRE 376     WURM KIN 414          510 NONE    
ZERO 6063              2  1 0 AGE OF EMPIRE 376     MALORI BROOD 6001     506 REVENGED
PECTINEUS 5924         1  1 0 MUSCLE MEN 511        DOOZIE BASTNADO 6002  508         
MERIHIM 6061           1  6 0 SONS OF SATAN 20      MR. TWISTER 405       510 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dazey -- You're too grim for such a pretty little girl.  You need to dance a light-
hearted fandango.  Or how about a nice, relaxed, waltz? -- Lugo Beloski
P.S.  Congratulations to you, and lighten up when you get to the Isle.

Stella Artois -- Listen, babe, I'm a real man, so I can handle real beer.  Don't try
to pull any fast ones on ME, babe. -- Ace

Who let that Dangerous Criminal loose?  He should be locked up.  Or sent to work in
the quarries.  Or even...sold to the Mordanti!  Yes!  Let's get RID of him. --
Djininski

To the ghost of the Fratsfa Slave (and why the Fratsfans should enslave dwarves I
can't imagine) I say, "Bah!"  He didn't deserve to live, hairy mammal that he was. --
Duckbert

Malori Brood -- You need to be more Abysmal.  You should have LOST that fight, you
see.  It's the obvious career path for an Abysmal. -- Deuce, just being helpful

Ed. -- It isn't actually the beak that I curl when I scorn the lowly mammals, just my
mustache. -- Duckbert

     Ah, that makes more sense. -- Ed.

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MERIHIM was butchered by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ZERO was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BAUMGARTEN viciously subdued LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge match.
BLUE BEARD was bested by ADDUCTOR MAGNUS in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MALACODA was savagely defeated by MOON DANCE in a 12 minute Challenge match.
PUNISHER outwaited TUSK in a 7 minute amateur's Challenge match.
SUPPURATING CORPSE slimly won victory over GRACILILS in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
DAZEY viciously subdued ACE in a action packed 5 minute gruesome veteran's duel.
SKYDANCER overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DRANE overcame LILLIAN LUST in a exciting 3 minute veteran's bout.
DJININSKI demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
STREET LEGAL devastated SARADOC in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DUCKBERT butchered CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody mismatched bout.
PSOAS MAJOR overpowered DEUCE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ILIACUS devastated AZRAEL in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  10 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  36 -  5      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  3      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  30 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  18 -  2      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 510 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        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SKYDANCER 5834             21  15  0  103 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
TOTAL PARRY      DRANE 5833                 28   7  0   99 GRIM FANDANGO (454)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BAUMGARTEN 4670            13  12  1   97 I MAGI (133)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUCKBERT 5970              11   7  3   61 SWORD OPERA (323)
WALL OF STEEL    ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922        4   0  0   34 MUSCLE MEN (511)
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 LILLIAN LUST 5954.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUPPURATING 
CORPSE 6087, BLUE BEARD 6006, TUSK 6095, DUCKBERT 5970, BAUMGARTEN 4670, ADDUCTOR 
MAGNUS 5922, GRACILILS 5921, SKYDANCER 5834, DRANE 5833, and STREET LEGAL 5869.

The least popular fighter this week was MALACODA 5981.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PUNISHER 6092, MOON DANCE 6094, DEUCE 6086, SARADOC 5987, ZERO 6093, 
MERIHIM 6061, AZRAEL 6076, LUGO BELOSKI 5566, PSOAS MAJOR 5925, and DJININSKI 5953.

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

DAZEY (21-5904) GRIM FANDANGO (454)