DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2008    Duedate: 01/30/2008

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-552

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUSS N BOOTS
ERRATA (490)
(36-7165) [9-6-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PUSS N BOOTS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
ERRATA (490)                   
(36-7165) [9-6-0,121]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEG LEG                        PUSS N BOOTS
SEA DOGS (545)                 ERRATA (490)
(36-6196) [13-10-0,107]        (36-7165) [9-6-0,121]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BABES (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)      16
2. BABES (416)                 14      ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
3. ERRATA (490)                11      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (545)               7
5. HELL'S KITCHEN (608)       -20      ARMAGEDDON (263)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    84  65  5 56.4   1/ 1 BABES (416)               6  6 1
 2/ 2 BABES (416)              298 282 15 51.4   2/ 4 SEA DOGS (545)            4  6 0
 3/ 3 HELL'S KITCHEN (608)       8   9  0 47.1   3/ 2 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    4  9 1
 4/ 4 ERRATA (490)              83  97  5 46.1   4/ 3 ERRATA (490)              3  1 0
 5/ 5 SEA DOGS (545)            35  58  2 37.6   5/ 5 HELL'S KITCHEN (608)      2  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 588): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 470): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 592): FATALITY of BRUTAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): BUFFALO BOB of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 577): ZIGGY WOLFSBANE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 551): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 541): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): NAKOR of DOG SOLDIERS II (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 528): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 477): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): KATSUMOTO of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 470): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 592): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 577): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 551): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 541): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 528): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 477): DAZED N CONFUSED (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 594): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JHANS games.  FRONTLINE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested FOUL NAVIGATOR and was awarded 13 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, RIRORNI SPY put down 
PATCH, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Although MODERN 
MYTH made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious PUSS 
N BOOTS.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JHANS "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
JHANS these days is ENGINES 'O' DEATH.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding ENGINES 'O' DEATH.  Indeed it was HELL'S KITCHEN.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after PEG LEG.  Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the 
icy grip of fear lays hold of his heart.  True, MAGGOT SOUFFLE?  Who could miss your 
"brave" challenge of PEG LEG?  Surprising everyone, PEG LEG defeated MAGGOT SOUFFLE, 
earning 20 points of recognition in the process!  A knave's just desserts are the 
sweetest victory.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Was I the only one shocked to see the 
well respected fighter GEENA (5-2-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  She is 
now dead.  I must report the passing of FOUL NAVIGATOR, veteran of many duels.  6-6-0 
final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Some say a 
warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in 
hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in JHANS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 PUSS N BOOTS 7165             9   6  0   121       ERRATA (490)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEG LEG 6196                 13  10  0   107       SEA DOGS (545)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287           7   3  0    84       HELL'S KITCHEN (608)
 IRON MAN 591                 22   9  0    82       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 MODERN MYTH 7251             12   7  1    82       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
-COME ON 7143                  8   3  0    69       ERRATA (490)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRONTLINE 7313                4   1  1    40       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 PATCH 7297                    5   4  0    36       SEA DOGS (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHORTY 7264                   1   1  0    21       ERRATA (490)
-KYRA 7316                     2   0  1    17       BABES (416)
 MIRIAM 7320                   1   0  0    11       BABES (416)
-BEEF 7305                     1   1  0     9       ERRATA (490)
-FRIED WORMS 7285              1   3  0     6       HELL'S KITCHEN (608)
 HAWKWIND 7318                 0   3  0     3       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GEENA 7245              5  3 0 BABES 416            SLIPPERS MCGHEE       552  NONE
HOLLY 7317              1  2 0 BABES 416            BANDIT PRINCE         552  NONE
TRISH 7246              4  5 0 BABES 416            KOBOLD ENFORCER       552  NONE
SIX FOX DOG 7309        1  3 0 ENGINES 'O' DEATH 72 KYRA 7316             550   
FOUL NAVIGATOR 7293     6  6 0 SEA DOGS 545         FRONTLINE 7313        552   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

22 December 2007
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15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GEENA was barely slain by SLIPPERS MCGHEE in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRISH was viciously butchered by KOBOLD ENFORCER in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
HOLLY was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MAGGOT SOUFFLE was devastated by PEG LEG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PUSS N BOOTS overpowered MODERN MYTH in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
IRON MAN bested ENEMY SABOTEUR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's duel.
PATCH was overpowered by RIRORNI SPY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FOUL NAVIGATOR was put to death by FRONTLINE in a 2 minute melee.
HAWKWIND was vanquished by MIRIAM in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  14 -  2      66  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  2      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 552 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PUSS N BOOTS 7165           9   6  0  121 ERRATA (490)
PARRY-LUNGE      PEG LEG 6196               13  10  0  107 SEA DOGS (545)
TOTAL PARRY      MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287         7   3  0   84 HELL'S KITCHEN (608)
STRIKING ATTACK  FRONTLINE 7313              4   1  1   40 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEG LEG 6196.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TRISH 7246.  The ten other most popular fighters were GEENA 7245, PUSS N BOOTS 
7165, PEG LEG 6196, FRONTLINE 7313, HOLLY 7317, IRON MAN 591, PATCH 7297, MIRIAM 
7320, MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287, and MODERN MYTH 7251.

The least popular fighter this week was HAWKWIND 7318.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FOUL NAVIGATOR 7293, MODERN MYTH 7251, MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287, MIRIAM 
7320, PATCH 7297, IRON MAN 591, HOLLY 7317, FRONTLINE 7313, PEG LEG 6196, and PUSS N 
BOOTS 7165.

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes