DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2005    Duedate: 01/25/2005

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARRELL ISSA
CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
(22-6108) [18-10-2,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARRELL ISSA                   POSITION IS EMPTY
CONSPIRACY INC. (100)          
(22-6108) [18-10-2,126]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NO HURRY                       EASY BREEZE
JUST CHILLIN (699)             JUST CHILLIN (699)
(22-6174) [14-13-0,85]         (22-6173) [13-14-3,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JUST CHILLIN (699)          41
2. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       31      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE POISON CLAN (692)       16      Unchartered Team
4. THE DEMOCRATS (202)         13
5. DROP THE LEASH (701)         0      BOINAY BOINERS (356)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    180  79  4 69.5   1/ 1 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    10  5 1
 2/ 2 THE POISON CLAN (692)     86  59  1 59.3   2/ 3 THE POISON CLAN (692)     9  6 0
 3/ 3 JUST CHILLIN (699)        75  59  7 56.0   3/ 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)        8  7 2
 4/ 4 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    173 140 12 55.3   4/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     8  7 0
 5/ 5 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    372 364 24 50.5   5/ 5 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  9 0
 6/ 6 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      165 171 13 49.1   6- 8*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       3  5 0
 7- 7 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      51  53  5 49.0   7/ 7 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       3  6 1
 8- 8 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      47  59  3 44.3   8- 9*PROJECT MAYHEM (714)      2  3 0
 9- 9*PROJECT MAYHEM (714)       2   3  0 40.0   9- 6 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      2  3 0
10-10*DROP THE LEASH (701)       5   8  0 38.5  10-10*DROP THE LEASH (701)      1  2 0
11-11*TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       10  21  1 32.3  11-11*THE SEEKERS (630)         0  1 0
12-12*THE SEEKERS (630)          0   1  0  0.0  12-12 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): LIMPETTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): 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 390): VISION of HEADBANGERS from CALEAM (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): THUNDERCATS (Balzar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 390): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 504): SHADOWCAT of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 497): WHAT UP of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 493): SCARLET of SCARLET BLADES (Azereth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, all --

A bit of a surprise for me.  I expected to have to pound on scum to take the title.
I spend all this money to recall the Duelmaster and he doesn't even show up!  I guess
Blind Illusion got stuck in all that holiday traffic.  Instead I took a few and gave
back more as I brushed aside No Hurry yet again.

Of course that puts me here having to put together a column.  Far be it from me to
shirk my responsibilities.  Unfortunately (or fortunately--I'll let you decide), I am
not as mind-numbingly verbose as Kellumbo.  Combined with the fact I am ghost writing
for my buddy Minos over in Sunset, it means I will have to keep this short.

Not a lot of guys to challenge.  Two who sat it out last turn and The Scorpion, who I
believe I have already beaten.  I may wind up fighting a Captured Orc for the title!
I'll let Rupert fill in the challenges for me--he certainly doesn't appear to be able
to fight so maybe he can write something.

Finally, welcome to Solven, Project Mayhem and The Seekers.  Stick around--this is a
fun place.  And where are the other Seekers?--you imply more than one but only Cypher
has come out to play.

Happy new year to all!
Darrell Issa

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for MICHAEL MOORE, who 
flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing RUPERT MURDOCH like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was NAME DROPPER, who 
dropped 12 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with CLINT EASTWOOD.  
Drawing on all of hers experience as a 12-7-0 warrior, ROE V WADE went for the 
Duelmastership against DARRELL ISSA this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up 
with aught but bloody knuckles was THE DEMOCRATS' ROE V WADE, who was turned away 
from the Duelmastership by DARRELL ISSA.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, 
just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SOLVEN arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE REPUBLICANS?   Big bad THE 
REPUBLICANS.  Big bad THE REPUBLICANS.  SOLVEN's afraid of the big bad THE 
REPUBLICANS.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause KELLUMBO'S KIDS beats feet every time THE REPUBLICANS smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of ANTHONY SCALIA, 
who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' 
warrior, MAYBE LATER went after ANTHONY SCALIA, who was higher by 25 points.  Well, 
when the dust settled, MAYBE LATER subdued ANTHONY SCALIA.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SOLVEN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARRELL ISSA 6108            18  10  2   126       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLIND ILLUSION 6379          14   7  1   108       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 THE SCORPION 6117            17  12  0   107       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 MAYBE LATER 6176             18   9  1   104       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 ROE V WADE 6226              12   8  0    95       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 SNAKE CHARMER 6169           23   6  0    91       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTHONY SCALIA 6103          20   9  0    87       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 NO HURRY 6174                14  13  0    85       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 THE TOAD 6121                21   8  0    84       THE POISON CLAN (692)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASY BREEZE 6173             13  14  3    75       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359              8   2  0    75       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LOTUS 6208               12  12  0    66       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286          10   6  0    66       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269            8   9  1    65       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 THE PHOENIX 6227             13   9  0    60       THE POISON CLAN (692)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BASILISK 6307             9   4  0    55       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265          13   4  0    52       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-CEPACOL 6377                  7   7  1    49       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 NAME DROPPER 6306             6   6  0    48       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 JOHN EDWARDS 6399             3   4  1    45       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-BIFF STREICHER 6375           5   7  1    43       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
-WRATHCHILD 6395              10  10  0    40       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 CHARLES RANGEL 6229           7  11  1    40       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-CRIMSON WONDER 6373           6   2  0    40       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 ICE PICK 6335                 8   4  0    39       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-FREDDY BEAR 6389              9   6  0    37       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUBOTAI 6387                  6   5  1    33       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-TRADER JACK 6189              3   0  0    33       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358              4   7  0    30       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 TONY BLAIR 6334               7   2  0    29       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 JOHN O'NEILL 6362             2   7  2    28       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 TAMMY 6407                    5   0  0    24       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LITTLE BRANCH 6337            3   4  0    21       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-JAMMER 6261                   2   1  0    20       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 MICHAEL MOORE 6410            2   2  1    18       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398          3   5  0    14       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-BIG TREE 6338                 2   4  1    13       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-RUDER THAN YOU 6309           1   0  0    13       PROJECT MAYHEM (714)
-ZERO COOL 6310                1   0  0    10       PROJECT MAYHEM (714)
 OHIO '04 6428                 1   0  0    10       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-RIP-A-DIP 6384                2   1  0     7       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-PEAR TREE 6412                1   1  0     7       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-MARY JANE 6308                0   1  0     7       PROJECT MAYHEM (714)
-DESTINED TO DIE 6383          1   2  0     5       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-APPLE TREE 6411               1   2  0     5       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              0   1  0     3       DROP THE LEASH (701)
-CYPHER 5398                   0   1  0     1       THE SEEKERS (630)
 ENVIRONMENTALIST 6427         0   1  0     1       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 CHILLI DOGG 6429              0   1  0     1       JUST CHILLIN (699)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RUPERT MURDOCH 6409    1  3 0 CONSPIRACY INC. 100   MICHAEL MOORE 6410    499         
BULL MARKET 6331       3  6 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   JOHN EDWARDS 6399     496         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, it finally had to happen.  A losing turn.  It feels like it has been almost a
year since that has happened.  Solven, you have earned my silence, or as near to it
as you deserve, for this turn.  Well done. -- Detective Kellumbo

Kellumbo -- Nice 18 point downchallenge.  You must have felt pretty stupid when you
lost. -- Judge

Happy Holidays everybody! -- Al Gore

Clint Eastwood -- Should have equipped a gun.  Haha! -- Al Gore

     Is this all?  Surely there are some ads missing here. -- Ed.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROE V WADE was bested by DARRELL ISSA in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
MAYBE LATER viciously subdued ANTHONY SCALIA in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
NAME DROPPER was vanquished by CLINT EASTWOOD in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
JOHN EDWARDS was defeated by SCHWARZENEGGER in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
CHARLES RANGEL was bested by TAX DEDUCTION in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ICE PICK won victory over JOHN O'NEILL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
MICHAEL MOORE executed RUPERT MURDOCH in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
THE SCORPION handily defeated LUCIAS CLAY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
THE TOAD unbelievably bested EASY BREEZE in a action packed 4 minute veteran's duel.
SNAKE CHARMER defeated THE LOTUS in a 5 minute veteran's fight.
NO HURRY viciously subdued THE PHOENIX in a exciting 2 minute brutal veteran's bout.
THE BASILISK slimly won victory over SUPPLY SIDE in a 7 minute conflict.
TONY BLAIR subdued BROOKS AND DUNN in a 4 minute brawl.
TAMMY outlasted CHILLI DOGG in a tiring 12 minute amateur's conflict.
ENVIRONMENTALIST was vanquished by OHIO '04 in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       62 -  35 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  30 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  30 -  3      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  51 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  19 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 499 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:

TOTAL PARRY        6 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DARRELL ISSA 6108          18  10  2  126 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE SCORPION 6117          17  12  0  107 THE POISON CLAN (692)
SLASHING ATTACK  MAYBE LATER 6176           18   9  1  104 JUST CHILLIN (699)
TOTAL PARRY      SNAKE CHARMER 6169         23   6  0   91 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 6359            8   2  0   75 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NO HURRY 6174.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EASY BREEZE 6173.  The ten other most popular fighters were NO HURRY 6174, SUPPLY 
SIDE 6358, MAYBE LATER 6176, JOHN EDWARDS 6399, ROE V WADE 6226, SCHWARZENEGGER 6265, 
CHARLES RANGEL 6229, THE TOAD 6121, BROOKS AND DUNN 6398, and DARRELL ISSA 6108.

The least popular fighter this week was TAMMY 6407.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHILLI DOGG 6429, THE BASILISK 6307, ENVIRONMENTALIST 6427, TONY BLAIR 
6334, SNAKE CHARMER 6169, RUPERT MURDOCH 6409, NAME DROPPER 6306, LUCIAS CLAY 6359, 
ANTHONY SCALIA 6103, and OHIO '04 6428.