DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/27/2006    Duedate: 05/10/2006

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPEKTER
KARNIVORZ (455)
(36-4921) [13-9-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPEKTER                        OBSIDIAN
KARNIVORZ (455)                VOW TO DESTROY (601)
(36-4921) [13-9-0,105]         (36-7135) [2-1-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RIREMA                         RIREMA
KARNIVORZ (455)                KARNIVORZ (455)
(36-6934) [7-3-1,70]           (36-6934) [7-3-1,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VOW TO DESTROY (601)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)      21
2. VOW TO DESTROY (601)        15      KARNIVORZ (455)
3. KARNIVORZ (455)              7      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (490)                 0
5. BABES (416)                  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- 1 HOUSE OF RATS (3)         48  32  0 60.0   1/ 3*VOW TO DESTROY (601)      7  8 2
 2- 3 BABES (416)              251 243 10 50.8   2/ 2 KARNIVORZ (455)           6  2 0
 3/ 4 KARNIVORZ (455)           38  40  2 48.7   3/ 1 OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)    6  9 0
 4- 5*SWORD SAINTS (583)         9  10  0 47.4   4- 6 ERRATA (490)              2  3 0
 5/ 2*VOW TO DESTROY (601)       7   8  2 46.7   5- 5 BABES (416)               1  1 0
 6/ 6 OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)    55  69  0 44.4   6- 7*SWORD SAINTS (583)        1  1 0
 7- 8 WARRIOR'S (580)           41  61  1 40.2   7- 8 HOUSE OF RATS (3)         1  3 0
 8- 9 ERRATA (490)              50  78  3 39.1   8- 9 WARRIOR'S (580)           1  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Team Profile: House of Rats

     Some say they were banished, some say they were ashamed of the stage names they
were given, and others say they were just lost, but most agree they don' care where
House of Rats was during their 20 year hiatus from Jhans.
     While 20 years sounds like a long time to be gone from the arena sands, imagine
if that time away was spent meticulously watching, studying and cataloging the
fighting habits of every prominent warrior in Jhans.  Every sword that is broken and
every gladiator who wears down their competition by exhaustion adds another statistic
to the ultimate compendium of knowing thy competition.  And while this type of
extensive analysis is fun to imagine, it sadly wasn't the case.  In fact, during
their departure, House of Rats was so far removed from the world of gladiatoring,
they referred to their previous vocation as "gladiatoring."
     So why have they returned?  Because they owe my boss money and this is how
they're going to work off their debt (keep in mind that we don't always bet on our
own).  It also explains why they've got me as a manager--my boss didn't want to shell
out the extra coins for Lord Xiang, JGR or one of those other managers who believe
fighting involves such bizarre concepts as "strategy" and "winning".  Nope, they got
me whose motto is the less armor and weapons you use, the cheaper you are to compete
and dispose of.  Of course, I'm no slouch on the training front...just check out my
record in Arkers and you'll see that I've only lost one fight to date in my entire
career.
     Keep in mind that House of Rats is just one of the teams I manage and "train",
with the following under my belt as well:  Dead For Hire (Arkers), Fantasia Isle
(Lyratilan), Dire Fate (Aruak City), and Voodoo Zoo Etc. (Chimlevtal), three of which
took the top Career Win-Loss spots on their recent returns.  Collectively, I refer to
them as the Institute of Wreckology (or Breakneckology, but the latter didn't fit on
the stable crest). I also have a new team heading to Mordant for the Olympics...
they'll be the ones with the crutches.
     As geriatric as my warriors are, we hope to bring back the action and excitement
of the good old days, even if it means taking a fall or two to boost the egos of our
opponents...and there's been plenty of boosting lately.

Rust in peace,

SwineTiger
Manager of the Institute of Wreckology
Vendor of Sapleens... (salted spleens), the Dark Arena's tastiest export

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 426): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 551): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 546): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 550): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 547): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 542): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 533): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 532): STELLA ARTOIS of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 496): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 220): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 484): NORTHERN PALADIN of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 432): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 381): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 425): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 426): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 551): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 546): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 550): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 547): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 542): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 533): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 532): EQUITES VIRTUS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 496): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 220): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 484): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 432): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 381): RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 425): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): VAGABOND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): IZZI'S CORPSE of HOUSE OF RATS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of JHANS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at OLD SCHOOL 
TOONS left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by VOW TO 
DESTROY.  Good show!  Practice pays for BEETLE BAILY, who pummelled CONVICTED THIEF, 
to pocket 13 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 8 points to OBSIDIAN.  (Discrete enough, ALLEY OOP?) ENEMY 
SABOTEUR found out that JHANS isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in JHANS is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in JHANS would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid JHANS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPEKTER 4921                 13   9  0   105       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                  
-CLOVER 5959                  12  14  1    84       ERRATA (490)
 RIREMA 6934                   7   3  1    70       KARNIVORZ (455)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAM BAM THE IMP 35           12   5  0    65       HOUSE OF RATS (3)
-CHIEF IRON HORSE 6747         8  14  0    64       WARRIOR'S (580)
-THE AZURE NYMPH 34           11   5  0    58       HOUSE OF RATS (3)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PALADIN 5410                  9  18  1    56       ERRATA (490)
-FREAKY FRED 4920              7   9  0    56       KARNIVORZ (455)
-DAPHNE'S SQUID 327            6   5  0    40       HOUSE OF RATS (3)

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)
 SPEED 7132                    2   3  0    29       OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)
-SKY HAWK 7037                 2   3  0    26       WARRIOR'S (580)
-BEEZLE 4924                   5   7  0    25       KARNIVORZ (455)
-ROLLO THE CLOWN 36            5  10  0    25       HOUSE OF RATS (3)
 OBSIDIAN 7135                 2   1  0    25       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
-BLIND SAMURAI 6785            1   2  0    24       SWORD SAINTS (583)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWO FEATHERS 6938             4   6  1    21       WARRIOR'S (580)
 DETRALOR 7139                 2   1  1    17       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
-ACERERAK 6887                 2   0  0    15       KARNIVORZ (455)
-IZRAEL 6782                   2   1  0    15       SWORD SAINTS (583)
 ALLEY OOP 7162                1   1  0    14       OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)
-DARK SKY 7047                 3   2  0    13       WARRIOR'S (580)
 BEETLE BAILY 7163             1   0  0    13       OLD SCHOOL TOONS (496)
-KENSAI 6784                   2   3  0     9       SWORD SAINTS (583)
-AFTER 7118                    0   1  0     7       ERRATA (490)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BULLWINKLE 7140        1  3 0 OLD SCHOOL TOONS 496  HIGH ELF 19           507 NONE    
ROGER RAMJET 7142      1  3 0 OLD SCHOOL TOONS 496  STONE GOLEM 26        507 NONE    
ROCKY 7141             0  1 0 OLD SCHOOL TOONS 496  RITA RUDNER 6987      504         
JUGHEAD 7160           1  1 0 OLD SCHOOL TOONS 496  AMAROZ 7138           506         
HEADCRUSH 7136         1  2 0 VOW TO DESTROY 601    BANDIT PRINCE 25      507 NONE    
AMAROZ 7138            1  2 1 VOW TO DESTROY 601    SHEWISH GIANT 21      507 NONE    
MORTROX 7137           1  2 0 VOW TO DESTROY 601    KOBOLD ENFORCER 18    507 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BULLWINKLE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HEADCRUSH was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
AMAROZ was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
MORTROX was luckily killed by  KOBOLD ENFORCER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROGER RAMJET was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
SPEKTER overpowered ENEMY SABOTEUR in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
RIREMA was bested by RIRORNI ADVENTURER in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
OBSIDIAN beat ALLEY OOP in a 3 minute brawl.
SPEED overcame DETRALOR in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
BEETLE BAILY vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  35 -  4      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  17 -  4      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  17 -  2      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 507 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:

WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SPEKTER 4921               13   9  0  105 KARNIVORZ (455)
LUNGING ATTACK   RIREMA 6934                 7   3  1   70 KARNIVORZ (455)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RIREMA 6934.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RIREMA 6934.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALLEY OOP 7162, MORTROX 7137, 
ROGER RAMJET 7142, OBSIDIAN 7135, SPEKTER 4921, SPEED 7132, BEETLE BAILY 7163, AMAROZ 
7138, BULLWINKLE 7140, and HEADCRUSH 7136.

The least popular fighter this week was DETRALOR 7139.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HEADCRUSH 7136, BULLWINKLE 7140, AMAROZ 7138, BEETLE BAILY 7163, SPEED 
7132, SPEKTER 4921, OBSIDIAN 7135, ROGER RAMJET 7142, MORTROX 7137, and ALLEY OOP 
7162.

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

IZZI'S CORPSE (36-37) HOUSE OF RATS (3)