DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2006    Duedate: 01/17/2006

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-525

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACE
SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-5732) [17-46-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUCKBERT                       COUCH SLOUCH
SWORD OPERA (323)              D.R.I. (536)
(21-5970) [19-14-3,114]        (21-6181) [5-1-1,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DUCKBERT                       DUCKBERT
SWORD OPERA (323)              SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-5970) [19-14-3,114]        (21-5970) [19-14-3,114]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWORD OPERA (323)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LITERATE LOONS (538)        56
2. D.R.I. (536)                55      MUSCLE MEN (511)
3. MUSCLE MEN (511)            26      Unchartered Team
4. SWORD OPERA (323)           15
5. SEA DOGS (533)               1      LITERATE LOONS (538)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LITERATE LOONS (538)       5   0  0  100   1/ 1 SWORD OPERA (323)        10  5 0
 2/ 1*D.R.I. (536)              21   9  2 70.0   2/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 0
 3/ 4 MUSCLE MEN (511)          16  13  0 55.2   3/ 6*D.R.I. (536)              7  3 0
 4/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      277 242  5 53.4   4/ 0*LITERATE LOONS (538)      5  0 0
 5- 5*THE ABYSMALS (517)        16  15  4 51.6   5- 4 SONS OF SATAN (20)        4  6 1
 6- 6 SONS OF SATAN (20)       324 304 40 51.6   6/ 3*EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      4  6 0
 7/ 8*EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      14  19  0 42.4   7/ 7*SEA DOGS (533)            3  4 1
 8/ 9*SEA DOGS (533)             5   7  1 41.7   8- 5 KANO CLAN (106)           2  3 1
 9-10 KANO CLAN (106)          157 228  9 40.8   9- 9*THE ABYSMALS (517)        2  3 0
10/11 SWORD OPERA (323)        479 709 18 40.3  10/11 MUSCLE MEN (511)          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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 535): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): OTIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): LHOTSE of EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 535): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): none
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): PORTAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): MAGIC JOHNSON of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): DONNA THE HUNTRESS of THE FALLEN (Azrael, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Lillian, I like to see a wench who knows her place!  Below me.  Don't get
upset when I put my foot on your, er, when I put my foot on you.  That's just to make
a statement.  Make sure that you and EVERYONE knows what the score is.

                                         Ace

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt SUNSET will ever be the same.  D.R.I. stable has parlayed this turn's 5-0-0 
into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, 
guys!  On their very first turn, LITERATE LOONS had a 5-0-0, and with this kind of 
luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to SUNSET.  And let's see, ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 
fought SCYTHE and gained 26 points and contributed to MUSCLE MEN's 1-0-0.  SCYTHE has 
lost to ADDUCTOR MAGNUS, falling 22 points, while helping make GRIM FANDANGO a 1-4-0 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ACE remains SUNSET's 
top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at Cagliostro's Castle?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  D.R.I. has cause to stand tall, as they were 
SUNSET's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess 
who avoided D.R.I. stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was EQUITES VIRTUS.  
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that BREAKSPERE from SWORD OPERA 
was SUNSET's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     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 the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE 5732                     17  46  0   101       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCKBERT 5970                19  14  3   114       SWORD OPERA (323)
-LILLIAN LUST 5954            11  16  3    92       SONS OF SATAN (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOMORO WA 5514               14   4  0    80       KANO CLAN (106)
 COUCH SLOUCH 6181             5   1  1    78       D.R.I. (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJININSKI 5953               13  25  0    64       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922          7   4  0    62       MUSCLE MEN (511)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUSK 6095                     9   6  1    56       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DIVA NASHONA 6149             9   2  0    55       SWORD OPERA (323)
-SUPPURATING CORPSE 6087       8   5  0    51       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MAST MONKEY 6158              3   1  0    43       SEA DOGS (533)
 SCYTHE 6185                   5   2  0    41       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-XAPHAN 6126                   4   3  1    39       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               8   7  0    35       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAGANOMICS 6182              4   2  1    33       D.R.I. (536)
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184        4   2  0    33       D.R.I. (536)
-AZRAEL 6076                   5   8  0    31       SONS OF SATAN (20)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              9   3  0    30       KANO CLAN (106)
-DOOZIE BASTNADO 6002          3   3  1    27       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 BONEDUST 6098                 6   8  0    26       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180     4   2  0    23       D.R.I. (536)
-PARROT KEEPER 6157            1   2  1    23       SEA DOGS (533)
-MEGA ROKU 6091                3   1  1    22       KANO CLAN (106)
 TATTOOED GURU 6183            4   2  0    21       D.R.I. (536)
-MALORI BROOD 6001             4   2  2    19       THE ABYSMALS (517)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              3   1  0    19       KANO CLAN (106)
 BREAKSPERE 6189               2   5  0    19       SWORD OPERA (323)
-ARABESQUE 5999                4   3  0    18       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 CALPURNIA 6173                2   4  0    18       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 AEMILIA 6170                  3   4  0    17       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-GANGPLANK RIDER 6159          1   0  0    17       SEA DOGS (533)
 CHANDLER 6206                 1   0  0    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 HART CRANE 6207               1   0  0    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SHERWOOD 6208                 1   0  0    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 VERGIL 6169                   3   4  0    13       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-PECTINEUS 6097                1   0  0    13       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 HORACE 6171                   2   4  0    10       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-PSOAS MAJOR 5925              2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-GRACILILS 5921                2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 SOLSTICE 6201                 2   1  0     7       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-ANAN YAUYOS 6070              1   4  0     7       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 FLANNERY 6205                 1   0  0     6       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-MAX RAGE 6096                 1   0  0     6       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 MALOUF 6209                   1   0  0     5       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 MONTRIEUX 6213                0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ALTURIA 6211                  0   1  0     1       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARTURIUS 6172          4  2 0 EQUITES VIRTUS 535    LILLIAN LUST 5954     523         
SLITHER 6150           3  3 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     REAGANOMICS 6182      522 REVENGED
SUNDOG 6200            0  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     PARROT KEEPER 6157    524         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stik and Toker -- Thank you both for the warm welcome.  I should be playing on and
off here as tournaments permit.  I look forward to matching blades with you on the
sands! -- One Armed Bandit, mgr. of Sea Dogs

Grim Fandango -- My condolences on the loss of your warrior.  Parrot Keeper, my
rookie TV from the previous tournament, must sit out for the next two turns in order
to be eligible for the Initiates class in the upcoming tournament.  I will do my best
to get my strategies in promptly after that tournament so that you may avenge his
death. -- One Armed Bandit

Noachian -- I and the rest of Sunset (I'm reasonably certain, anyway) welcome you
back with open arms, wide grins and freshly sharpened scimitars!  Do stay a bit
longer this time!  Drop by the "Double B" tonight, tequila's on us! -- Stik and Grim
Fandango

Toker -- Take heart, my fine fellow manager.  Arturius was but one decent rollup.
More will follow.  Blades up! -- Stik

Parrot Keeper -- Well, that's what you get when you absent-mindedly throw out your
newbie dixie basher to challenge a just-gone-11-3 TV.  At least I got a decent
replacement outta the deal!  Let's hope he works out better than the "great"
replacement your manager supplied me in Trocar a few turns back! -- Stik

Reaganomics -- Aahh, come on back out and play, now.... -- Grim Fandango

Djininski -- Wow, thought I'd last longer than that, but I'll take my skills and
ratings and head for the arena door, thank you! -- Tusk

Tusk -- Ah, and where did YOU come from, my friend?  I don't seem to have seen you
around.  And I wouldn't have missed those teeth.  I can't imagine how you escaped
being identified as an orc! -- Djininski
P.S.  It takes real talent to trip over your own teeth, does it not?

Solstice -- I care nott for thys loss, as wee have past ye solstice nowe and are
uppon ye warming course.  And I wot thatt ye sooner wee gett there, ye better!  It ys
cold as ye devil's toenails! -- Breakspere

Lillian Lust -- Ace is a <deleted>.  Feel free to kill him in an alley. -- Madam
Butterfly

Momoro Wa -- And people think DUCKS have strange names.  Yours sounds like something
a cow might answer to.  And cows are such stupid mammals. -- Duckbert

Mushiku Bo -- Ah, a peppery redhead, are you?  But pepper's not enough.  You need
accuracy, too. -- Diva Nashona

Arturius (ghost of) -- I wouldn't even mind if it was personal, if you were still
alive.  I hate to see a good opponent go down. -- Djininski

Doozie Bastnado -- I tremble with fear. -- Diva Nashona

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BONEDUST was devastated by REAGANOMICS in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
MAST MONKEY lost to TUSK in a action packed 4 minute brutal Challenge battle.
VIOLENT PACIFICATION outlasted VERGIL in a unpopular 22 minute Challenge duel.
CROUCHING HAMSTER devastated AEMILIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SOLSTICE was subdued by BREAKSPERE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
ACE bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a 6 minute veteran's Title duel.
DUCKBERT viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute master's match.
DJININSKI was handily defeated by COUCH SLOUCH in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SCYTHE was vanquished by ADDUCTOR MAGNUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
DIVA NASHONA vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HORACE was beaten by TATTOOED GURU in a 1 minute melee.
CALPURNIA overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FLANNERY subdued MONTRIEUX in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal amateur's competition.
CHANDLER luckily beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute bloody novice's brawl.
HART CRANE handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHERWOOD overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute uneven struggle.
MALOUF slimly won victory over ALTURIA in a 3 minute bloody amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  18 -  3      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  22 -  2      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  27 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  36 -  8      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 525 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUCKBERT 5970              19  14  3  114 SWORD OPERA (323)
SLASHING ATTACK  COUCH SLOUCH 6181           5   1  1   78 D.R.I. (536)
WALL OF STEEL    ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922        7   4  0   62 MUSCLE MEN (511)
AIMED BLOW       DIVA NASHONA 6149           9   2  0   55 SWORD OPERA (323)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAST MONKEY 6158            3   1  0   43 SEA DOGS (533)
STRIKING ATTACK  SCYTHE 6185                 5   2  0   41 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
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 MAST MONKEY 6158, 
MONTRIEUX 6213, TUSK 6095, ALTURIA 6211, CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184, BREAKSPERE 6189, 
SCYTHE 6185, FLANNERY 6205, REAGANOMICS 6182, and SOLSTICE 6201.

The least popular fighter this week was VERGIL 6169.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180, HORACE 6171, DJININSKI 5953, ACE 5732, 
AEMILIA 6170, BONEDUST 6098, MALOUF 6209, SHERWOOD 6208, HART CRANE 6207, and 
CHANDLER 6206.