DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2005    Duedate: 01/22/2005

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KORIBUS
GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4227) [14-48-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORIBUS                        MORAAT
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)
(26-4227) [14-48-0,103]        (26-4401) [6-2-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORIBUS                        KORIBUS
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4227) [14-48-0,103]        (26-4227) [14-48-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN CANYON (290)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)        13
2. VENOM (176)                  0      GOLDEN CANYON (290)
3. HEADBANGERS (87)             0      Unchartered Team
4. SEEING RED (437)             0
5. HOME LIFE (453)              0      RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SEEING RED (437)          45  12  0 78.9   1- 1 HEADBANGERS (87)          7  3 0
 2/ 3*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)       6   3  0 66.7   2- 3 VENOM (176)               6  4 1
 3- 2*411 (431)                  4   2  1 66.7   3/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       6  9 0
 4- 4 HEADBANGERS (87)         432 312 25 58.1   4- 2 SEEING RED (437)          5  1 0
 5- 5 WARCKERS (362)           564 416 29 57.6   5/ 6*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)      2  1 0
 6- 6 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    184 141 22 56.6   6- 8*WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)  1  1 0
 7- 7 HOME LIFE (453)          156 135 11 53.6   7- 5 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     1  3 0
 8- 8 VENOM (176)              526 463 27 53.2   8- 7 HOME LIFE (453)           1  5 0
 9/ 9 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      397 597 15 39.9   9-10 WARCKERS (362)            0  3 0
10-10*WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)   1   2  0 33.3  10- 9*411 (431)                 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)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CALEAM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team HEADBANGERS was unseated 
this week as GOLDEN CANYON moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 
2-3-0 record for the round.  MORAAT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested POPPA LODE and was awarded 13 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KUNG-FU MASTER put down MISS 
PRISS, causing her to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, FIRE has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
The city has turned out in honor of KORIBUS, for with his arena victory he may now 
lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  HEADBANGERS is feared.  This much 
I can say.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of RAJHAN'S PRIDE last week.  Busy avoiding HEADBANGERS?   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in CALEAM.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORIBUS 4227                 14  48  0   103       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIRE 4177                    16   3  0   174       SEEING RED (437)
-RUBY 4176                    16   0  0   138       SEEING RED (437)
-SAILOR VENUS 4326            21   6  0   111       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-BLACKADDER 4168              21   9  1   100       VENOM (176)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOOMSDAY 4475                13   3  0    89       HEADBANGERS (87)
-PINK 4180                    13   6  0    85       SEEING RED (437)
-DE DE MAO 4397               11   4  2    85       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-JAW BREAKER 4454             12   4  2    80       HOME LIFE (453)
-FLOWER POWER 4481             6   2  1    73       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 MISS PRISS 4371              16  19  0    69       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIONFISH 4509                 6   2  0    65       VENOM (176)
 GO-FER 4444                   8  16  1    63       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-HAMMERFALL 4474               9   7  0    57       HEADBANGERS (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOUNCER 4445                 12  12  1    49       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 POPPA LODE 4392               8  22  0    46       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 MORAAT 4401                   6   2  0    43       RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)
-YUCKY TUCKY 4460              5   2  0    41       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-ZARCO 4136                    4   2  1    34       411 (431)
-ROSIE 4492                    4   5  0    34       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANE TOAD 4512                5   2  2    33       VENOM (176)
-BLOOD MOON 4507               2   2  0    27       WARCKERS (362)
-PLATYPUS 4523                 2   2  0    24       VENOM (176)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEETHER 4499                  1   2  0    23       WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)
-BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480            5   5  0    20       HOME LIFE (453)
-HALF-LIFE 4541                1   0  0    13       HEADBANGERS (87)
-MAY FLY 4542                  1   0  0    13       HEADBANGERS (87)
-MASSASAUGUS 4517              2   3  0     9       VENOM (176)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COURTNEY BOURTNE 4529  0  2 0 WARCKERS 362          CANE TOAD 4512        494         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sailor Venus -- That was a bit disappointing. You performed well though. --
Blackadder

Miss Priss -- Now this is getting ridiculous. -- Fire

Moraat -- Time for yet another strategy change. -- Massasaugus

Koribus -- That was good timing for you, when I was experimenting with strategies.
Let's try that again, shall we? -- Pink
P.S.  AND you shorted me on the established 3 skill learns, professor!

Jaw Breaker -- You held out long enough to make me very nervous.  Well done! -- Ruby

Go-fer -- <broad smile> Thanks! -- Lionfish

Seether -- Still seething? -- Cane Toad

Birthday Girl -- A fascinating exercise. -- Platypus

Papaiz -- Now hold on just one moment, son.  My KD never goes above 7, and I never
aim for vitals here in Caleam.  You know this!  I feel badly about your warriors; if
I knew a way to fix it I would.  It certainly is NOT my intent to chase anyone from
the arena.  The terminal outcome of a few recent fights is definitely not my desire.
What else can I say? -- Lord Fang

     There may be something missing from the middle of this ad.  I think HAL may have
     had the munchies. -- Ed.

The Scribe -- An intriguing prospect indeed! -- Lord Fang

Hammerfall -- If ye hadn't banged me on the head so hard, ye daft Rirorni, I'da
taught ye more skills. -- Poppa Lode

Fire -- I will forgive your rudeness in staring at me (in order to brilliantly time
my movement) because I do realize how remarkable I must seem.  I believe you Rirorni
are unfamiliar with the concept of "ladies," yes?  But you will learn.  Perhaps you
will even learn to be gentlemen. -- Miss Priss

Pink -- It's just not your color.  You need something in more of a jewel-tone.  Ruby,
perhaps.  Yes, I think you would look good in rubies.... -- Koribus, taking up color-
draping, after a fashion

Lionfish -- You damned poisonous fish!  I hate you and all your kin!  You're as bad
as that Aussie, Stonefish, that's down in Zorpunt.  Eat fishhooks, scaly one! -- Go-
Fer

Rosie -- Nothing personal, ma'am.  Just doing my job. -- Bouncer
P.S.  Not that I'd expect YOU to make trouble, but trouble happens around you.

Papaiz -- There is no such thing as a death-free arena.  I've noticed that these
things seem to go in cycles.  Don't know if that's a valid observation, but that's
the way it seems. -- Leeta
P.S.  Probably something to do with sunspots.

Pink -- More than a minute and I get bored. -- Go-Fer

What I meant to say, but my finger slipped, was that I wish it was MAY.  You know,
warm, sunny, stuff like that. -- the Scribe
P.S.  An email to Livia@reality.com will reach me, if everything is working
correctly.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORAAT bested POPPA LODE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KORIBUS viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MISS PRISS was vanquished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BOUNCER was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GO-FER devastated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  21 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  17 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW        12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  20 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  21 -  0      25  |

Turn 496 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MORAAT 4401                 6   2  0   43 RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORIBUS 4227.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KORIBUS 4227.  The ten other most popular fighters were GO-FER 4444, MORAAT 4401, 
POPPA LODE 4392, MISS PRISS 4371, BOUNCER 4445,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BOUNCER 4445.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MISS PRISS 4371, POPPA LODE 4392, MORAAT 4401, GO-FER 4444, KORIBUS 
4227,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes