DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/09/2005    Duedate: 11/22/2005

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-521

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ASHANDAR
AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
(21-5694) [13-2-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ASHANDAR                       ARTURIUS
AGE OF EMPIRE (376)            EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
(21-5694) [13-2-0,129]         (21-6172) [3-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DUCKBERT                       DUCKBERT
SWORD OPERA (323)              SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-5970) [15-14-3,67]         (21-5970) [15-14-3,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

D.R.I. (536)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         31
2. EQUITES VIRTUS (535)        28      SPORTS (497)
3. NASTY MOB (456)             22      Unchartered Team
4. AGE OF EMPIRE (376)         19
5. SWORD OPERA (323)           17      D.R.I. (536)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*D.R.I. (536)              11   4  1 73.3   1/ 2*D.R.I. (536)             11  4 1
 2- 2*CLIENTS (462)              5   2  0 71.4   2/ 1 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)      10  0 0
 3- 4 REAL BEER (424)          113  58  8 66.1   3/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  5 0
 4/ 3 SPORTS (497)              22  12  0 64.7   4/ 7*EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      6  7 0
 5/ 5*MUSCLE MEN (511)          15  10  0 60.0   5/ 5 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 6/ 6 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       69  54  8 56.1   6/ 4 MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)    4  9 1
 7/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      268 231  5 53.7   7- 8 REAL BEER (424)           2  0 0
 8- 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      403 349 37 53.6   8/16*MUSCLE MEN (511)          1  1 0
 9/10 NASTY MOB (456)           92 101  6 47.7   9/11 NASTY MOB (456)           1  2 0
10-11 THE NATURALS XI (271)    142 164 23 46.4  10-13 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       1  3 0
11-12 OUTSIDERS (468)           28  34  5 45.2  11-10 THE NATURALS XI (271)     1  4 0
12/13 MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)    19  25  3 43.2  12-14*CLIENTS (462)             0  1 0
13/15 SWORD OPERA (323)        467 701 18 40.0  13-15 OUTSIDERS (468)           0  1 0
14/16*EQUITES VIRTUS (535)       7  11  0 38.9  14/12 SPORTS (497)              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 531): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 416): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 539): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 535): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 534): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 538): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 535): SWEATY of BRAIN (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 530): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 521): BOOKIE of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 520): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 494): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 484): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 214): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 472): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 420): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): VIRET of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): KOOL AID of LIQUIDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 413): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 531): none
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 416): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 539): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 535): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 534): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 538): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 535): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 530): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 521): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 520): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 494): none
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 484): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 214): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 472): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 420): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): CARESS OF STEEL (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 413): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 531): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): NOTTHUR of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 494): SHADOW STARR of SUICIDAL DREAMS (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): HARZOGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello, Sunset!

This will be my last column.  My next fight will bring me to 30 FE, and that was the
goal for tourney purposes.  So win, lose, or die you will have a new Dulemaster next
turn.  It has been a privilege and an honor.  I'd talk about who I was challenging
and all that, but there is not really anyone active so who knows what will happen.

Ashandar, Legion4

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SUNSET!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as AGE OF EMPIRE is pushed out 
of top team by D.R.I., who came from 2nd with a 2-3-0 this turn.  MUSCLE MEN stable 
has parlayed this turn's 1-0-0 into a 8 space move up the rankings.  This brings them 
up to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  The EQUITES VIRTUS guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, SCYTHE fought THE USEROUS MERCHANT and gained 18 points and 
contributed to GRIM FANDANGO's 2-3-0.  TATTOOED GURU has lost to KOR DOHVA, falling 9 
points, while helping make D.R.I. a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and ASHANDAR remains SUNSET's top warrior for another turn.  
Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters 
do dishes at Baba Yaga's Bar and Grill until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  GRIM FANDANGO has cause to stand tall, as they were SUNSET's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding GRIM 
FANDANGO more than any other team we find MAGIC CITY MAFIA.  SUNSET, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that ACE from 
SWORD OPERA was SUNSET's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SUNSET and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SUNSET again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASHANDAR 5694                13   2  0   129       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)

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)
 RAJEREK 6045                  8   0  0    97       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 KHORAG 6011                  10   4  3    96       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-VOLLEYBALL 5691              11   4  0    94       SPORTS (497)
-DRUNK MOOSE 5451             17  16  4    92       THE NATURALS XI (271)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE 5732                     15  44  0    89       SWORD OPERA (323)
-ASYLUM 5786                  15  12  1    84       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 SWIMMING 5693                10   6  0    72       SPORTS (497)
-HOODLUM 5533                 15  14  1    70       THE NATURALS XI (271)
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560           10   5  0    70       REAL BEER (424)
 DUCKBERT 5970                15  14  3    67       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOEGARDEN 5554                7  10  0    67       REAL BEER (424)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTURIUS 6172                 3   1  0    65       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-INCISION 5911                 9   6  1    60       OUTSIDERS (468)
 DJININSKI 5953               12  22  0    58       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURM N'HAMM 6082              7   2  1    54       MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
 ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922          6   1  0    53       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 SCYTHE 6185                   3   0  0    44       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-POWER THRUSTER 5914           4   7  1    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 PELHAM 6106                   5   4  1    37       MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
-AMR 5269                      5   2  0    37       CLIENTS (462)
 BONEDUST 6098                 4   6  0    35       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIVA NASHONA 6149             5   2  0    33       SWORD OPERA (323)
 COUCH SLOUCH 6181             2   1  1    33       D.R.I. (536)
 TUSK 6095                     6   5  1    30       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184        3   0  0    25       D.R.I. (536)
-ZERO 6152                     4   0  0    24       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORTICIAN 6151                2   2  0    22       NASTY MOB (456)
 VESTAVIA HILLS 6139           4   3  1    21       MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
 SLITHER 6150                  3   2  0    17       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-HORACE 6171                   1   2  0    17       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 AEMILIA 6170                  2   2  0    16       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 KOR DOHVA 6191                1   1  0    16       MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
 VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180     2   1  0    15       D.R.I. (536)
 REAGANOMICS 6182              2   1  0    13       D.R.I. (536)
-PECTINEUS 6097                1   0  0    13       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 INSTIGATOR 6142               1   2  0    12       NASTY MOB (456)
-WISP 6154                     2   2  1     9       THE NATURALS XI (271)
-PSOAS MAJOR 5925              2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-GRACILILS 5921                2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 TATTOOED GURU 6183            2   1  0     7       D.R.I. (536)
-MAC THE KNIFE 6124            1   3  0     6       NASTY MOB (456)
 VERGIL 6169                   1   3  0     6       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 BREAKSPERE 6189               1   2  0     5       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CONTAGION 6186                1   2  0     5       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-JUICER 6167                   1   1  0     4       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-ROMULAN 6166                  1   1  0     4       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-RESPONSER 6155                0   4  0     4       THE NATURALS XI (271)
-CALPURNIA 6173                0   3  0     3       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 SUMMY TUNN 6192               0   2  0     2       MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
-STEAM ANGEL 6179              0   1  0     1       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ICON 5982              7  4 2 BLACKEST PRIDE 71     LILLIAN LUST 5954     517 NOT REVE
STEELAWAY 6125         3  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     VESTAVIA HILLS 6139   518 REVENGED
SUMM E. TUNN 6187      0  1 0 MAGIC CITY MAFIA 526  COUCH SLOUCH 6181     519 REVENGED
BOUNTY HUNTER 6131     0  2 0 NASTY MOB 456         MR. TWISTER 405       521 NONE    
HOLLYWOOD 6060         5  7 2 THE NATURALS XI 271   PELHAM 6106           519         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stik -- Thanks for the welcome.  I plan on being around for a while.  Nothing like a
bunch of blind challenges to put me in an early hole. (grin)  This is going to be
fun! -- Toker, mgr. Equites Virtus (535)

Var -- Welcome to Sunset! -- Doc Steele, mgr. of Age of Empire

Djininski -- Age my Empire!?!  I don't even know where to begin with that one.  Our
arena names are apparently related to some game Steele played long ago that he refers
to as the "Age of Empire."  Something called D&D, not really sure what that is all
about.  Don't strain yourself trying to understand. -- Rajerek, Age of Empire

Crouching Hamster -- Whatt manner of beaste art thou?  I have not seen thee like. --
Breakspere

Crouching Hamster -- Cool name. -- Nick

Ashandar -- Ace hates you, aren't you amused?  He might, just conceivably, try to
have you stabbed in an alley, but as long as you meet him in the arena, you're
perfectly safe from him. -- Madam Butterfly

Adductor Magnus -- Take that, you egg-sucking mammal! -- Duckbert

Duckbert -- I have never seen the point in sucking eggs. -- Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly -- Good.  Don't do it.  It's despicable. -- Duckbert

Arturius -- Damned young hotshot. -- Djininski

Aemilia -- I doubt that a woman so tall can ever be, well, let's just say that you'd
better go for "elegant and statuesque," dear girl. -- Diva Nashona
P.S.  If you really want to be a "pocket Venus," you'll have to associate only with
Shews.

Rajerek -- Yes, I know.  That's why I'm glad that I do NOT fight for Age of Empire.
My duty, and I know and perform it to the best of my ability, is to be a better
teacher than a standby and to write personals.  No more and no less. -- Djininski

Var -- Coming here to kill off warriors?  Well...go for mine. -- Nick, Sword Opera

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOUNTY HUNTER was dealt death by MR. TWISTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BURM N'HAMM was vanquished by COUCH SLOUCH in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
RAJEREK demolished ACE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BONEDUST was bested by ADDUCTOR MAGNUS in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
REAGANOMICS was defeated by VESTAVIA HILLS in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
AEMILIA devastated CONTAGION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
VIOLENT PACIFICATION was overpowered by DIVA NASHONA in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
KOR DOHVA overcame TATTOOED GURU in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
SUMMY TUNN was outwaited by VERGIL in a slow 12 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
ASHANDAR vanquished SWIMMING in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
KHORAG defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute match.
DUCKBERT viciously subdued PELHAM in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
DJININSKI was demolished by ARTURIUS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SCYTHE subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
SLITHER was overpowered by MORTICIAN in a 3 minute mismatched conflict.
TUSK defeated INSTIGATOR in a 3 minute veteran vs. amateur duel.
CROUCHING HAMSTER vanquished BREAKSPERE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  20 -  3      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  25 -  3      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  39 -  7      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  29 -  1      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  20 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 521 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ASHANDAR 5694              13   2  0  129 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
BASHING ATTACK   RAJEREK 6045                8   0  0   97 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
LUNGING ATTACK   KHORAG 6011                10   4  3   96 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUCKBERT 5970              15  14  3   67 SWORD OPERA (323)
STRIKING ATTACK  ARTURIUS 6172               3   1  0   65 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
WALL OF STEEL    ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922        6   1  0   53 MUSCLE MEN (511)
TOTAL PARRY      PELHAM 6106                 5   4  1   37 MAGIC CITY MAFIA (526)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DUCKBERT 5970.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DUCKBERT 5970.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCYTHE 6185, BOUNTY 
HUNTER 6131, BONEDUST 6098, DIVA NASHONA 6149, KOR DOHVA 6191, KHORAG 6011, ARTURIUS 
6172, SLITHER 6150, INSTIGATOR 6142, and ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922.

The least popular fighter this week was VERGIL 6169.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUMMY TUNN 6192, BREAKSPERE 6189, MORTICIAN 6151, PELHAM 6106, SWIMMING 
5693, VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180, CONTAGION 6186, ACE 5732, BURM N'HAMM 6082, and 
CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184.