DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2005    Duedate: 02/05/2005

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAILOR VENUS
SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
(26-4326) [22-6-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAILOR VENUS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
SHERWOOD FOREST (438)          
(26-4326) [22-6-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORIBUS                        KORIBUS
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4227) [14-49-0,102]        (26-4227) [14-49-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEADBANGERS (87)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEADBANGERS (87)            43
2. SHERWOOD FOREST (438)       33      SEEING RED (437)
3. IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)     28      Unchartered Team
4. VENOM (176)                 14
5. WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)     0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEEING RED (437)          46  14  0 76.7   1/ 1 HEADBANGERS (87)          7  3 0
 2- 2*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)       6   3  0 66.7   2/ 2 VENOM (176)               6  4 1
 3/ 4 HEADBANGERS (87)         435 314 25 58.1   3/ 7 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     4  2 0
 4- 5 WARCKERS (362)           564 416 29 57.6   4/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       4 11 0
 5/ 6 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    187 142 22 56.8   5/ 4 SEEING RED (437)          3  3 0
 6- 7 HOME LIFE (453)          156 135 11 53.6   6/ 0 IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   2  0 0
 7/ 8 VENOM (176)              529 465 28 53.2   7- 5*RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)      2  0 0
 8/ 0 IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   18  25  1 41.9   8- 8 HOME LIFE (453)           0  4 0
 9/ 9 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      397 602 15 39.7   9- 9 WARCKERS (362)            0  1 0
10-10*WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)   1   2  0 33.3  10- 6*WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)  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 506): BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): GREAT WHITE SHARK of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): KORIBUS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): 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 391): DOALTY of BAILE BEAG from AMEN-TEI (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Thaad Trueoak, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  CALEAM needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  I don't wanna hurt 
anybody's feelings or anything, but WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. really goofed with their 
0-0-0.  The guys at SHERWOOD FOREST like really pulled together to get a 3-1-0 this 
turn, moving up by 4.  MVP award for TWISTED SISTER?  IT'S ALL RELATIVE's proud of 
her after beating GO-FER and getting 26 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
GO-FER got smashed by TWISTED SISTER, and lost 21 points!  Like, SAILOR VENUS must be 
pretty gutsy!  She challenged the Duelmaster from GOLDEN CANYON.  Does this gal have 
a death wish or what!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit 
of...(!)  Oh well, welcome SAILOR VENUS.  Aren't SHERWOOD FOREST proud.  (Oh, my.) 
Who was the wiseguy that said CALEAM's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The 
Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of VENOM must be 
getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I 
don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are HEADBANGERS?  VENOM, an easy team to beat 
if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can SEEING RED's RUBY be 
more popular than me?  It was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  Ooh! 
Did DE DE MAO really know what he was doing when he TV challenged RUBY?  A 12-4-2 
speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't know what it means.) Do you think DE DE 
MAO knew something before he challenged RUBY?  He got a win and 26 points.  What will 
the guy do next?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey, warriors get killed by other warriors, not by their manager sending 
them to the Dark Arena.  What's wrong with FLOWER POWER's 6-2-1, SHERWOOD FOREST?  
What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  CALEAM is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAILOR VENUS 4326            22   6  0   116       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DE DE MAO 4397               12   4  2   111       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 DOOMSDAY 4475                14   3  0   108       HEADBANGERS (87)
 BLACKADDER 4168              22   9  1   102       VENOM (176)
 KORIBUS 4227                 14  49  0   102       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 FIRE 4177                    16   4  0    95       SEEING RED (437)
 PINK 4180                    14   6  0    95       SEEING RED (437)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBY 4176                    16   1  0    84       SEEING RED (437)
-JAW BREAKER 4454             12   4  2    80       HOME LIFE (453)
 MISS PRISS 4371              16  20  0    78       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 HAMMERFALL 4474              10   7  0    73       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWISTED SISTER 4390           5   2  0    60       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 SON OF A GUN 4382             6   2  0    58       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUCKY TUCKY 4460              6   2  0    54       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 LIONFISH 4509                 6   3  0    52       VENOM (176)
 ROSIE 4492                    5   5  0    52       HEADBANGERS (87)
 BOUNCER 4445                 12  13  1    50       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 POPPA LODE 4392               8  23  0    47       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 CANE TOAD 4512                6   2  3    46       VENOM (176)
-MORAAT 4401                   6   2  0    43       RAJHAN'S PRIDE (452)
 GO-FER 4444                   8  17  1    42       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD MOON 4507               2   2  0    27       WARCKERS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLATYPUS 4523                 2   3  0    23       VENOM (176)
-SEETHER 4499                  1   2  0    23       WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (458)
 MASSASAUGUS 4517              3   3  0    22       VENOM (176)
-BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480            5   5  0    20       HOME LIFE (453)
 MAY FLY 4542                  1   1  0     4       HEADBANGERS (87)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAPPY PEASANT 403      0  1 0   1                   CANE TOAD 4512        497 NONE    
HALF-LIFE 4541         1  1 0 HEADBANGERS 87        WURM KIN 423          497 NONE    
FLOWER POWER 4481      6  3 1 SHERWOOD FOREST 438   DARK CHAMPION 420     497 NONE    
COURTNEY BOURTNE 4529  0  2 0 WARCKERS 362          CANE TOAD 4512        494         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Moraat -- Huh, you're a rat, all right.  Sneak up on me with that damned up-
challenge, and then whammo!  And walk off with the skills.  (heavy sigh)  It's a hard
life, being a trainer. -- Poppa Lode

Noble Assassin?  THAT is a crock of it. -- Koribus

Nobody told me I had to learn Kung-Fu.  I don't think that's quite nice.  So...
PHYSICAL. -- Miss Priss

And you know why the Jaywalker gets away with it, don't you?  Because if anybody
complains, such as maybe somebody riding by on a horse, he kills the horse. --
Bouncer

Gosh, if the arenamaster hadn't stepped in at the last minute, I'd've killed the
Honest Merchant.  Too bad I got stopped. -- Go-Fer
P.S.  He isn't really honest, you know.
P.P.S.  The merchant.  The arenamaster's probably honest, but he doesn't like the
sight of blood.

Pink -- Aw, let's not.  Come by the guildhouse tonight and I'll teach you plenty of
skills for, um, interpersonal situations. -- Koribus

Lord Fang -- Yes, but we're going to have to get moving, because turn 500 is coming
up fast.  Hmm, how about...something that STARTS on turn 500 and runs until turn 600?
Or maybe not quite so long.... -- the Scribe
P.S.  I can be reached by email at LiviaATreality.com if you want to discuss anything
in this line.  I'm trying to put together a storyline that will support action in
several Aruaki arenas, but because this time, I'm insisting on some kind of fore-
knowledge of the plot, it's taking me a little longer to get it off the ground.
P.P.S.  Was that coherent?  If not, I claim coherence-exemption because I'm doing
this late in the day.

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

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.

     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLOWER POWER was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HALF-LIFE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DE DE MAO demolished RUBY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SAILOR VENUS luckily beat KORIBUS in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
HAMMERFALL overpowered LIONFISH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
YUCKY TUCKY devastated POPPA LODE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAY FLY was devastated by MASSASAUGUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BLACKADDER slimly won victory over MISS PRISS in a 2 minute expert's fight.
FIRE was unbelievably bested by DOOMSDAY in a popular 2 minute gruesome duel.
PINK vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GO-FER was overpowered by TWISTED SISTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SON OF A GUN overpowered PLATYPUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ROSIE devastated BOUNCER in a 3 minute mismatched conflict.
CANE TOAD murdered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  20 -  2      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  19 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  22 -  0      21  |

Turn 497 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        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SAILOR VENUS 4326          22   6  0  116 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
LUNGING ATTACK   DE DE MAO 4397             12   4  2  111 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKADDER 4168            22   9  1  102 VENOM (176)
BASHING ATTACK   FIRE 4177                  16   4  0   95 SEEING RED (437)
PARRY-LUNGE      PINK 4180                  14   6  0   95 SEEING RED (437)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUBY 4176                  16   1  0   84 SEEING RED (437)
STRIKING ATTACK  SON OF A GUN 4382           6   2  0   58 IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
AIMED BLOW       LIONFISH 4509               6   3  0   52 VENOM (176)
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 MISS PRISS 4371, 
BLACKADDER 4168, FIRE 4177, BOUNCER 4445, FLOWER POWER 4481, DOOMSDAY 4475, PINK 
4180, TWISTED SISTER 4390, DE DE MAO 4397, and SAILOR VENUS 4326.

The least popular fighter this week was ROSIE 4492.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PLATYPUS 4523, GO-FER 4444, MAY FLY 4542, POPPA LODE 4392, LIONFISH 
4509, RUBY 4176, HALF-LIFE 4541, CANE TOAD 4512, HAMMERFALL 4474, and SON OF A GUN 
4382.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FIRE (26-4177) SEEING RED (437)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RATTLER 2628 (59-41-1)                 2  3  0         VENOM                

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POSITIVE 3633 (102-78-0)               1  3  0         WARCKERS             
CARTHORIS JEDDAK 2376 (57-41-1)        0  3  0         FIGHTING MEN OF MARS 

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NICKEL 4240 (21-19-0)                  0  3  0         ERRATUM              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEGATIVE 3654 (52-52-0)                2  3  0         WARCKERS             
NITROZORB 3609 (41-26-0)               1  3  0         WARCKERS             

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HERCULES 3692 (13-11-1)                2  3  0         HISTORY!             

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAILOR VENUS 4326 (21-6-0)             4  3  0         SHERWOOD FOREST      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DE DE MAO 4397 (11-4-2)                8  3  1         SHERWOOD FOREST      
JAW BREAKER 4454 (12-4-2)              1  3  0         HOME LIFE            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SON OF A GUN 4382 (5-2-0)              8  3  0         IT'S ALL RELATIVE    
MASSASAUGUS 4517 (2-3-0)               5  3  0         VENOM                
TWISTED SISTER 4390 (4-2-0)            3  3  0         IT'S ALL RELATIVE    
ZARCO 4136 (4-2-1)                     3  3  0         411                  
BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480 (5-5-0)             1  3  0         HOME LIFE            
CANE TOAD 4512 (5-2-2)                 1  3  0         VENOM                
YUCKY TUCKY 4460 (5-2-0)               1  3  0         SHERWOOD FOREST      
FLOWER POWER 4481 (6-2-1)              0  3  0         SHERWOOD FOREST      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLOOD MOON 4507 (2-2-0)                2  3  0         WARCKERS             
EMESIS 4021 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         EAT 'EM UP           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCREAMER 4538 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         HOME LIFE            
DUSTY BLADE 4537 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         WARCKERS             
SUPER FREAK 4532 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         WARCKERS