DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2004    Duedate: 06/23/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-449

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEVEN SCIMITAR
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4455) [9-0-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEVEN SCIMITAR                SLIM SLAM
EAGLES CLAW (47)               DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
(38-4455) [9-0-1,97]           (38-4481) [4-2-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       BOB, ETERNAL,
JINDA-BAN (198)                SANDS OF TIME (371)
(38-4458) [7-9-0,40]           (38-4460) [6-0-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DENNY'S BKFAST (367)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIRE DECK (394)             24
2. DENNY'S BKFAST (367)        19      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. ALL FINESSE (384)           11      Unchartered Team
4. EAGLES CLAW (47)            11
5. SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)   5      DENNY'S BKFAST (367)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ALL FINESSE (384)        109  85  4 56.2   1/ 1*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      9  4 0
 2/ 3*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      18  15  0 54.5   2/ 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)          8  2 1
 3/ 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)         627 551 55 53.2   3/ 6 SANDS OF TIME (371)       3  0 0
 4- 4 DARK TOADS (379)          38  37  3 50.7   4/ 8*FIRE DECK (394)           3  2 0
 5/ 7 SANDS OF TIME (371)       34  34  0 50.0   5/ 4 ALL FINESSE (384)         3  5 0
 6- 5*THE GOBLINATE (402)        7   7  2 50.0   6/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           3 12 0
 7/ 9*FIRE DECK (394)            4   4  0 50.0   7- 5 DARK TOADS (379)          2  0 1
 8/ 6*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)   2   2  0 50.0   8/ 7*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)  2  2 0
 9/ 8 JINDA-BAN (198)          274 366  7 42.8   9/ 0 THE LOST SOULS (94)       0  2 0
10/ 0 THE LOST SOULS (94)      285 423 30 40.3  10- 9*THE GOBLINATE (402)       0  2 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 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 382): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 502): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 501): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 498): GINGER of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): HOLY BULL of THOROUGHBREDS (DRF, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 484): BRICKTOP of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): GUNSLINGER of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 383): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 333): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 376): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 382): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 502): none
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 497): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 501): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 498): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 493): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 484): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 195): ATMAN PROJECT (Kosmos, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 383): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): THE MUPPETS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 170): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 333): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 376): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 497): WISPER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 496): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 498): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 497): ANGRY CANDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 492): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 483): FRENCH GRUNT of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 483): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 457): KATHLEEN of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 456): M. THRASHER of 5440 OR FIGHT! (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 448): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 435): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
                           YANKEE DAN of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt CLIFFHOME will ever be the same.  FIRE DECK stable has parlayed this turn's 
2-0-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  Good 
work, guys!  The EAGLES CLAW guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in 
the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, DARK 
TYPHLOSION fought FREEDOM TOAST and gained 18 points and contributed to FIRE DECK's 
2-0-0.  FREEDOM TOAST has lost to DARK TYPHLOSION, falling 12 points, while helping 
make DENNY'S BKFAST a 3-1-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the 
throne, UHLEK has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, STEVEN 
SCIMITAR now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of CLIFFHOME.  By the way, was 
that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Choking 
Ogre?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  EAGLES CLAW has cause to stand tall, as they 
were CLIFFHOME's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding EAGLES CLAW more than any other team we find ALL FINESSE.  CLIFFHOME, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF 
TIME had better have a good reason for challenging down 11 points in a TV challenge 
which he won.  I thought BOB, ETERNAL, showed great skill and promise when he subdued 
RUNABOUT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455          9   0  1    97       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451         9   2  1    96       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 TEDIOUS TED 4133             22  12  2    94       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 SUI GENERIS 4444             11   5  0    92       ALL FINESSE (384)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  28  1    84       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          16   9  0    62       THE LOST SOULS (94)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460            6   0  0    54       SANDS OF TIME (371)
 SLIM SLAM 4481                4   2  0    44       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 DINGIL BILL 4428              9  13  0    40       JINDA-BAN (198)
 RUNABOUT 4458                 7   9  0    40       JINDA-BAN (198)
 JILESNASPEEDO 4146            5   2  0    35       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLEEBIM 4488                  3   2  0    30       THE GOBLINATE (402)
 DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          2   0  0    28       FIRE DECK (394)
-VEGGIELETTE 4149              2   3  0    25       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 CHARIZARD 4411                2   0  0    25       FIRE DECK (394)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TETTNANGER 4064               6   6  0    24       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-GROOBIM 4489                  4   2  2    24       THE GOBLINATE (402)
 ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483            4   2  0    24       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-AMOROUS ANDY 4464             3   0  0    24       EAGLES CLAW (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495        2   0  0    23       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
-MISS JULY 4263                2   0  0    17       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 FREEDOM TOAST 4482            3   3  0    12       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-HUMAN 4322                    1   1  0     7       DARK TOADS (379)
-FEROCIOUS FRED 4470           1   1  0     5       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 CLICKETTY BING 4509           1   1  0     4       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HARANDUR 4484                 0   4  0     4       JINDA-BAN (198)
 JACKY - VF 4496               0   2  0     2       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NOBGOBLIN 4400        11  7 1 ALL FINESSE 384       UHLEK 4234            447 NONE    
CLOCK O'DIAL 4348     14 19 2 JINDA-BAN 198         SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451 447         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, I decided to drop my Wild Things team.  Perhaps they might one day see the
light of day again, but not for a long time and not here.  I'm now running Super Bash
Brothers 2.  Again, they are likely another couple of duds, but until I know for
sure, they're yours to pummel around the arena! -- Assurnasirbanipal

Sui Generis -- You know, I have this feeling that we've been fighting you for YEARS.
Why don't you have more fights on your record?  Why don't you GRADUATE? -- Korribie,
wishing you rapid advancement

Slim Slam -- Bim bam. -- Dingil Bill

Jilesinaspeedo -- Take that! -- Runabout
P.S.  Public indecency is not to be tolerated.

Freedom Toast -- What the heck is that? -- Harandur

Persistent Beggar -- Why should I give you anything? -- Clicketty Bing, not a
philanthropist

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOB, ETERNAL, bested RUNABOUT in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
TEDIOUS TED won victory over KORRIBIE in a exciting 1 minute expert's battle.
STEVEN SCIMITAR overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SUI GENERIS devastated CRAPOLA CRAYON in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
DINGIL BILL was savagely defeated by SLIM SLAM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
JILESNASPEEDO slimly won victory over TETTNANGER in a crowd boring 21 minute melee.
FREEDOM TOAST was vanquished by DARK TYPHLOSION in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CHARIZARD vanquished JACKY - VF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROOTIE TOOTIE overpowered CLICKETTY BING in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
HARANDUR was overpowered by LORDLINGS OF YORE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        20 -   5 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 449 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455        9   0  1   97 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451       9   2  1   96 EAGLES CLAW (47)
WALL OF STEEL    TEDIOUS TED 4133           22  12  2   94 EAGLES CLAW (47)
TOTAL PARRY      CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979        16   9  0   62 THE LOST SOULS (94)
STRIKING ATTACK  SLIM SLAM 4481              4   2  0   44 DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUNABOUT 4458.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BOB, ETERNAL, 4460.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEVEN SCIMITAR 
4455, SLIM SLAM 4481, KORRIBIE 4317, SUI GENERIS 4444, LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495, 
RUNABOUT 4458, TEDIOUS TED 4133, DARK TYPHLOSION 4414, CHARIZARD 4411, and SYSTEM OF 
A DOWN 4451.

The least popular fighter this week was JILESNASPEEDO 4146.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TETTNANGER 4064, HARANDUR 4484, CLICKETTY BING 4509, JACKY - VF 
4496, FREEDOM TOAST 4482, DINGIL BILL 4428, CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979, ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483, 
SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451, and CHARIZARD 4411.

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

UHLEK (38-4234) DARK TOADS (379)