DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/30/2006    Duedate: 04/12/2006

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPEKTER
KARNIVORZ (455)
(36-4921) [11-9-0,74]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPEKTER                        BLIND SAMURAI
KARNIVORZ (455)                SWORD SAINTS (583)
(36-4921) [11-9-0,74]          (36-6785) [1-2-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHIEF IRON HORSE               RIREMA
WARRIOR'S (580)                KARNIVORZ (455)
(36-6747) [8-14-0,64]          (36-6934) [6-2-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VOW TO DESTROY (601)        72
2. SWORD SAINTS (583)          22      BABES (416)
3. BABES (416)                 16      Unchartered Team
4. KARNIVORZ (455)             10
5. DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)       0      VOW TO DESTROY (601)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*VOW TO DESTROY (601)       4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)    7  6 0
 2- 1 ACT OF MALICE (257)      102  82 10 55.4   2/ 3 WARRIOR'S (580)           5  3 0
 3/ 2 BABES (416)              251 243 10 50.8   3/ 0*VOW TO DESTROY (601)      4  1 1
 4/ 0*SWORD SAINTS (583)         9  10  0 47.4   4- 4 THE CLOWNS (565)          3  0 1
 5/ 3 KARNIVORZ (455)           33  39  2 45.8   5- 2 ACT OF MALICE (257)       3  2 1
 6- 4 THE FALLEN (524)         121 147  8 45.1   6- 7 THE FALLEN (524)          2  3 0
 7- 5*DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)     9  11  0 45.0   7- 5*DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)    2  3 0
 8/ 6 OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)    51  63  0 44.7   8/ 9 ERRATA (490)              2  4 0
 9- 7 THE CLOWNS (565)          36  45 10 44.4   9/11 BABES (416)               2  5 0
10/ 9 WARRIOR'S (580)           41  61  1 40.2  10/ 6 KARNIVORZ (455)           2  5 0
11/10 ERRATA (490)              49  77  3 38.9  11/ 0*SWORD SAINTS (583)        1  1 0
12-12*LC BLUFFERS (390)          0   1  0  0.0  12-12*LC BLUFFERS (390)         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 541): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 549): HEARTS of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 545): FORK BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 548): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 545): PINK NOSE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 540): SADIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 530): SCYTHE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 482): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 430): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 205): NICKLEBACK of MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 379): DIED of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 170): 2 PHAT 2 of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 423): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 541): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 549): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 545): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 548): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 545): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 540): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 530): D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 482): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 430): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 205): none
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 379): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 170): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 423): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 544): ALL LICKERED UP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 543): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                  (turn 493): HARANDUR of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 481): KANGAROO LIFEBOAT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 429): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I come back to the arena for a little bit of a challenge and everybody at the
top steps aside.  Gallant effort, Rodney and Spekter (twice).  At least you two have
the guts to step into the ring with a skinny little twig slasher.  Well, off to
Darkholm to find Otis with his now immortal liver.
     Hey funny girl, here's your chance to become Duelmistress at 2-0-1.  I have to
take care of the Bloodfeud because the rest of these saps are too sorry to pull it
off.  After I leave not sure how long Otis is going to keep the team around, not a
very spectacular cast of characters.  He just might have all of them erased and go
back to the drawing board.

LP Olive Oyl (25th Graduate, 7th Slasher)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JHANS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  There were bitter words at KARNIVORZ's 
guildhouse after a 1-1-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 10th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  A new guild, VOW TO DESTROY, entered JHANS with a clash this turn, 
showing off a 4-1-1 record.  Indeed, a worthy addition to the city guilds.  MORTROX 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, RENEE put down DARK SKY, causing her to lose 12 points of 
recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has OLIVE OYL in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JHANS.  JHANS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy guilds 
is KARNIVORZ, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of ERRATA are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board 
for their large share of the avoids.   
     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!   
     The girls are as pretty in JHANS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPEKTER 4921                 11   9  0    74       KARNIVORZ (455)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCALP HUNTER 6748            12   7  0    98       WARRIOR'S (580)
-MARCIE 6076                  13  11  1    92       BABES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARPO 6637                   12   9  2    86       THE CLOWNS (565)
-RODNEY 6881                   8   4  2    85       THE CLOWNS (565)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOVER 5959                  11  14  1    66       ERRATA (490)
 RIREMA 6934                   6   2  1    66       KARNIVORZ (455)
-RAZIEL 6918                   6  10  1    66       THE FALLEN (524)
 CHIEF IRON HORSE 6747         8  14  0    64       WARRIOR'S (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREAKY FRED 4920              7   9  0    56       KARNIVORZ (455)
 PALADIN 5410                  9  17  1    55       ERRATA (490)
-RIPEL 6986                    7   3  0    49       THE FALLEN (524)
-BLAIN 5907                    6   0  0    34       ACT OF MALICE (257)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WU JEN 6783                   3   2  0    33       SWORD SAINTS (583)
 RENEE 7096                    3   2  0    33       BABES (416)
-OTIS THE CAT 7116             2   1  1    33       ACT OF MALICE (257)
-MORNGRIM THORTH 5902          5   5  0    31       ACT OF MALICE (257)
-FORMEL 6974                   5   4  1    30       THE FALLEN (524)
 SKY HAWK 7037                 2   3  0    26       WARRIOR'S (580)
 BLIND SAMURAI 6785            1   2  0    24       SWORD SAINTS (583)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADE 6941                    3   1  0    22       ERRATA (490)
-RITA RUDNER 6987              1   0  1    22       THE CLOWNS (565)
 TWO FEATHERS 6938             4   6  1    21       WARRIOR'S (580)
 MORTROX 7137                  1   0  0    21       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
-BEEZLE 4924                   4   7  0    19       KARNIVORZ (455)
 HEADCRUSH 7136                1   0  0    18       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
 OBSIDIAN 7135                 1   0  0    17       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
-TAISHI CI 7114                3   1  0    15       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
-IZRAEL 6782                   2   1  0    15       SWORD SAINTS (583)
 DETRALOR 7139                 1   0  1    15       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
-AHRINDEL 7104                 1   2  0    14       THE FALLEN (524)
 DARK SKY 7047                 3   2  0    13       WARRIOR'S (580)
-ACERERAK 6887                 1   0  0    11       KARNIVORZ (455)
-KENSAI 6784                   2   3  0     9       SWORD SAINTS (583)
-GUAN YU 7113                  2   2  0     9       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
-PANG DE 7115                  2   2  0     9       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
-DONG ZHUO 7111                1   3  0     7       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
-AFTER 7118                    0   1  0     7       ERRATA (490)
-CAO CAO 7112                  1   3  0     6       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
 JUGHEAD 7160                  1   0  0     5       OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)
-TALLARA THE SILLY 4338        0   1  0     5       LC BLUFFERS (390)
 BULLWINKLE 7140               1   1  0     4       OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)
 ROGER RAMJET 7142             1   1  0     4       OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)
 SPEED 7132                    0   3  0     3       OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)
 AMAROZ 7138                   0   1  0     1       VOW TO DESTROY (601)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   DETRALOR 7139         505 NONE    
LOLITA 7128            0  3 0 BABES 416             BANDIT PRINCE 25      505 NONE    
ALLIS 6415             7  4 0 ERRATA 490            RIREMA 6934           502 REVENGED
ROCKY 7141             0  1 0 OLD SCHOOL TOONS 496  RITA RUDNER 6987      504         
ISRAPHEEL 6786         1  2 0 SWORD SAINTS 583      BANDIT PRINCE 25      505 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jhans -- Hmmm, those were p-ads I wrote months ago in the last NL.  The spotlight is
even older than that and already seen print in a previous NL. -- Azrael

Olive Oyl -- Nicely done, obviously those skills were much needed. -- Spekter

Speed -- Man, I can't seem to learn anything I need. -- Acererak

Harpo -- Man, I couldn't move!  Figured one of those would be a riposte or grab the
init or something.  Nice job. -- Rirema

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ISRAPHEEL was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOLITA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
CLOVER was demolished by RIREMA in a 1 minute gory one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
OLIVE OYL vanquished SPEKTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
CHIEF IRON HORSE overpowered PALADIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SKY HAWK was outwaited by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 13 minute gory brawl.
DARK SKY was devastated by RENEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLIND SAMURAI handily defeated TWO FEATHERS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHADE won victory over SPEED in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
BULLWINKLE was vanquished by OBSIDIAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ROGER RAMJET was vanquished by HEADCRUSH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MORTROX overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AMAROZ was defeated by JUGHEAD in a 2 minute novice's match.
DETRALOR butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  20 -  6      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  26 -  2      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  47 -  4      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  18 -  1      31  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  14 -  1      30  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 505 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SPEKTER 4921               11   9  0   74 KARNIVORZ (455)
LUNGING ATTACK   RIREMA 6934                 6   2  1   66 KARNIVORZ (455)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHIEF IRON HORSE 6747.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was RIREMA 6934.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHIEF IRON HORSE 
6747, SHADE 6941, HEADCRUSH 7136, MORTROX 7137, DETRALOR 7139, LOLITA 7128, RENEE 
7096, BLIND SAMURAI 6785, OBSIDIAN 7135, and JUGHEAD 7160.

The least popular fighter this week was SKY HAWK 7037.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROGER RAMJET 7142, BULLWINKLE 7140, SPEED 7132, TWO FEATHERS 6938, DARK 
SKY 7047, PALADIN 5410, SPEKTER 4921, CLOVER 5959, ISRAPHEEL 6786, and AMAROZ 7138.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

OLIVE OYL (36-5622) OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)