DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/22/2004    Duedate: 08/04/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-452

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEVEN SCIMITAR
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4455) [12-0-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEVEN SCIMITAR                JACKY - VF
EAGLES CLAW (47)               SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
(38-4455) [12-0-1,122]         (38-4496) [3-2-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORRIBIE                       KORRIBIE
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4317) [18-31-1,86]         (38-4317) [18-31-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EAGLES CLAW (47)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE LOST SOULS (94)         38
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             36      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. EAGLES CLAW (47)            29      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (388)               18
5. THE GOBLINATE (402)         10SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)   7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 EAGLES CLAW (47)         10  4 0
 2/ 1*BOY O'S (388)              8   4  1 66.7   2/ 3*BOY O'S (388)             7  3 1
 3/ 3 ALL FINESSE (384)        109  87  4 55.6   3/ 2 DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      7  7 1
 4/ 5 EAGLES CLAW (47)         637 555 55 53.4   4/ 4*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)  5  1 0
 5/ 0*THE GOBLINATE (402)        8   7  2 53.3   5/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 6/ 4 DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      25  22  1 53.2   6/ 9 THE LOST SOULS (94)       4  8 0
 7- 6 SANDS OF TIME (371)       36  34  0 51.4   7- 5 SANDS OF TIME (371)       2  0 0
 8/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          279 376  7 42.6   8/ 0*THE GOBLINATE (402)       1  0 0
 9/ 8 THE LOST SOULS (94)      289 431 30 40.1   9- 6*FIRE DECK (394)           0  3 0
10- 9*FIRE DECK (394)            4   7  0 36.4  10/ 8 ALL FINESSE (384)         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 500): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): PESCHISOLIDO of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): LAWYER of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): CHEETO'S HEROES (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): RENEGADES II (Elizamir, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): BLOODSHED (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): SULTAN OF SWING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            PICKLE JUICE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            VASSAL of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            HANNAH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
              (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
                   (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 437): EL RIPPOFF of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CLIFFHOME!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week THE LOST SOULS went 3-1-0 to move up 
3 in the rankings.  RUNABOUT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
she skillfully bested AMBITIOUS GUARD and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, TETTNANGER put down FREEDOM TOAST, causing her 
to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Although VETERAN MERCENARY made a 
valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious STEVEN SCIMITAR. 
No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position 
using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
KORRIBIE.  Watch your back!  Give CRAPOLA CRAYON credit for its courage.  Did you 
note how it challenged KORRIBIE despite the 26 point difference in their rankings?  
Do not the gods reward courage?  CRAPOLA CRAYON it was that claimed victory in the 
bout, while also rising 19 points in recognition.  At the gambling halls I have 
started to bet money on D'ARK CATAAN.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his 
challenge this turn against JACKY - VF!  Truth to tell, D'ARK CATAAN did not come out 
of the fight a winner, but he managed to capture much attention, gaining 1 in 
recognition.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of LORDLINGS OF YORE who 
this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought LORDLINGS OF YORE showed great skill and promise when he subdued HARANDUR.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455         12   0  1   122       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451        12   2  1   113       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 TEDIOUS TED 4133             25  12  2   109       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  31  1    86       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SUI GENERIS 4444             11   7  0    83       ALL FINESSE (384)
 CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          17  11  0    78       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-BOB, ETERNAL, 4460            8   0  0    78       SANDS OF TIME (371)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428             11  14  0    53       JINDA-BAN (198)
 JILESNASPEEDO 4146            8   2  0    52       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 RUNABOUT 4458                 8  11  0    47       JINDA-BAN (198)
-FIGARO 4340                   3   1  0    41       BOY O'S (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TETTNANGER 4064               8   7  0    38       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 JACKY - VF 4496               3   2  0    34       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)

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)
 FREEDOM TOAST 4482            5   4  0    27       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-CHARIZARD 4411                2   1  0    27       FIRE DECK (394)
 AMOROUS ANDY 4464             4   2  0    25       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-GROOBIM 4489                  4   2  2    24       THE GOBLINATE (402)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JINGAREE 4518                 2   0  0    23       JINDA-BAN (198)
 PINOCCHIO 4337                2   0  0    23       BOY O'S (388)
 LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495        4   1  0    22       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
-WALDO 4336                    2   0  0    22       BOY O'S (388)
 MISS JULY 4263                3   2  0    18       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483            4   5  0    17       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 VEGGIELETTE 4149              3   5  0    15       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 ROBERTO 4516                  0   1  0    13       BOY O'S (388)
 DRUUBIM 4503                  1   0  0    10       THE GOBLINATE (402)
-SANTIAGO 4339                 1   1  1     7       BOY O'S (388)
 HARANDUR 4484                 0   7  0     7       JINDA-BAN (198)
 D'ARK CATAAN 4513             0   3  0     3       THE LOST SOULS (94)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TWENTY FIVE 4517       0  1 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        SHEWISH GIANT 21      452 NONE    
CLICKETTY BING 4509    1  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         SANTIAGO 4339         450 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I don't know what to say....  1-9?!?  You'd think I didn't know how to play.
-- Stimpy :*(

Talon -- It is very good to see you around these parts still. -- Stimp

Rootie Tootie -- Thanks for conceding the match our way.  Things aren't looking
bright in the stables. -- Tettnanger

I think I may have an "eye" problem.  "I" can't see myself sticking around any longer
if you people keep picking on me. -- Crapola Crayon

Jilesinaspeedo -- You've got more something-or-other than I do! -- Dingil Bill, who
has modesty issues

Lordlings of Yore -- (with dismay)  All of you? -- Harandur

Jacky -- VF -- I hope you run over a nail! -- Runabout

Steven Scimitar -- (muttering)  Sneaky little elf.... -- Korribie

Santiago -- (panting)  Like that, huh? -- Jingaree

Tedious Ted -- A valid piece of advice. -- Korribie

Santiago -- Kinda neat that I was revenged by my replacement! -- Ghost of Clicketty
Bing

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TWENTY FIVE was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SUI GENERIS was vanquished by TEDIOUS TED in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
CRAPOLA CRAYON luckily beat KORRIBIE in a 2 minute master's Challenge duel.
TETTNANGER defeated FREEDOM TOAST in a 3 minute Challenge match.
D'ARK CATAAN was devastated by JACKY - VF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MISS JULY defeated ROOTIE TOOTIE in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
LORDLINGS OF YORE overpowered HARANDUR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
STEVEN SCIMITAR overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JILESNASPEEDO outwaited AMOROUS ANDY in a slow 28 minute fight.
DINGIL BILL overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
RUNABOUT demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
VEGGIELETTE was subdued by PINOCCHIO in a 2 minute match.
JINGAREE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ROBERTO was handily defeated by DRUUBIM in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        20 -   6 -  1      77  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  20 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   9 -  0       0  |

Turn 452 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455       12   0  1  122 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451      12   2  1  113 EAGLES CLAW (47)
WALL OF STEEL    TEDIOUS TED 4133           25  12  2  109 EAGLES CLAW (47)
TOTAL PARRY      CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979        17  11  0   78 THE LOST SOULS (94)
BASHING ATTACK   JACKY - VF 4496             3   2  0   34 SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORRIBIE 4317.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KORRIBIE 4317.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUNABOUT 4458, TWENTY 
FIVE 4517, STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455, CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979, FREEDOM TOAST 4482, SYSTEM OF A 
DOWN 4451, VEGGIELETTE 4149, JINGAREE 4518, SUI GENERIS 4444, and TEDIOUS TED 4133.

The least popular fighter this week was JILESNASPEEDO 4146.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AMOROUS ANDY 4464, ROBERTO 4516, HARANDUR 4484, D'ARK CATAAN 
4513, PINOCCHIO 4337, ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483, DRUUBIM 4503, DINGIL BILL 4428, LORDLINGS 
OF YORE 4495, and MISS JULY 4263.