DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2004    Duedate: 09/29/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-456

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEVEN SCIMITAR
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4455) [16-0-1,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEVEN SCIMITAR                SLICK RICK
EAGLES CLAW (47)               FORCE OF FIVE (400)
(38-4455) [16-0-1,141]         (38-4468) [3-2-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       KORRIBIE
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4458) [11-12-0,49]         (38-4317) [18-35-1,90]

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)         33
2. FORCE OF FIVE (400)         28      EAGLES CLAW (47)
3. EAGLES CLAW (47)            26      Unchartered Team
4. DU BASHERS (275)            14
5. SANDS OF TIME (371)          0      BOY O'S (388)

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)   8   4  0 66.7   1/ 1 EAGLES CLAW (47)         10  4 0
 2/ 1*BOY O'S (388)             15   8  3 65.2   2/ 3*BOY O'S (388)             5  3 2
 3/ 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)         651 560 55 53.8   3/ 4 THE LOST SOULS (94)       5  3 1
 4- 5 SANDS OF TIME (371)       39  34  0 53.4   4/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 5/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          287 388  7 42.5   5/ 7 DU BASHERS (275)          3 12 0
 6/ 8 THE LOST SOULS (94)      296 436 31 40.4   6- 5 SANDS OF TIME (371)       2  0 0
 7/ 9 DU BASHERS (275)         121 190 13 38.9   7- 6*FIRE DECK (394)           2  2 0
 8/11*FORCE OF FIVE (400)        5   8  0 38.5   8/ 9*FORCE OF FIVE (400)       2  3 0
 9-10*FIRE DECK (394)            7  12  0 36.8   9- 8*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)  1  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 504): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): STIGMA of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): ARSENAL of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): WANDERING STAR of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): OBLIVIOUS of KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): SHOCKING TOAD of NINJAS from BONSUR (Shocking Toad)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 504): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 389): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 509): THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 505): none
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 508): ICU (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 505): BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 500): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 491): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 490): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 464): THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 455): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 442): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 390): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 185): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 173): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 340): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 150): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 383): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 504): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 507): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 490): GOUT GOUT of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 463): MAD MILKSTER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for CLIFFHOME.  Cut this out and put it in 
your scrapbooks, THE LOST SOULS!  'Cause they got 3-1-1 and moved up to 3rd!  MVP 
award for SLICK RICK?  FORCE OF FIVE's proud of him after beating HARANDUR and 
getting 13 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  PEDRO got smashed by ROBERT 
GERMAN, and lost 9 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  STEVEN SCIMITAR 
stopped VENOMOUS CONCUBINE dead in hers tracks!  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Like, is 
KORRIBIE popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of CLIFFHOME!  She's 
got a 18-35-1, is that good?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out MISS 
JULY challenged NOR'EASTER.  After all, haven't THE LOST SOULS and DU BASHERS had a 
long standing duel in CLIFFHOME?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
NOR'EASTER wants me to write about it since he beat MISS JULY.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  I was SO depressed when I heard JINGAREE got killed.  She was just a 
kid, and didn't get a fair chance in CLIFFHOME, or anything!  What if they had a 
fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455         16   0  1   141       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451        16   2  1   133       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-BOB, ETERNAL, 4460           11   0  0   111       SANDS OF TIME (371)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  35  1    90       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          18  13  0    89       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 NOR'EASTER 3487               6   7  2    68       DU BASHERS (275)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIGARO 4340                   6   1  0    66       BOY O'S (388)
-DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          4   0  0    65       FIRE DECK (394)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428             12  17  0    53       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TETTNANGER 4064              10   8  0    53       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 RUNABOUT 4458                11  12  0    49       JINDA-BAN (198)
-CHARIZARD 4411                3   2  0    41       FIRE DECK (394)
 MISS JULY 4263                5   3  0    35       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-ROBERTO 4516                  2   1  0    35       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495        5   1  0    33       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
 D'ARK CATAAN 4513             2   4  1    33       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 SLICK RICK 4468               3   2  0    31       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
-JACKY - VF 4496               3   3  0    30       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
 THUNDER THIGH 3537            7   3  0    27       DU BASHERS (275)
 ROBERT GERMAN 4521            3   1  0    25       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 WALDO 4336                    3   0  1    24       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DULL ROB 4466                 1   1  0    21       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 HARANDUR 4484                 2   9  0    15       JINDA-BAN (198)
-HYPER BOY 4467                1   3  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (400)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEDRO 4533                    1   1  1     5       BOY O'S (388)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FOAD VI 3673           2  4 1 DU BASHERS 275        BLACK ORC 20          456 NONE    
TRY IT 3604            1  7 0 DU BASHERS 275        BANDIT PRINCE 25      456 NONE    
MIA TYL DENA 4525      0  3 0 DU BASHERS 275        WALDO 4336            456         
AMOROUS ANDY 4464      5  5 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     456 NONE    
ELF OF DOOM 4532       0  1 0 EAGLES CLAW 47        BLACK ORC 20          456 NONE    
BYE BYE GUY 4526       0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 400     ARENAMASTER ERLYAI 23 456 NONE    
JINGAREE 4518          4  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         D'ARK CATAAN 4513     456         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Eternal Bob -- I don't think I'd want to be eternal if it meant shrinking like that.
That's, I dunno, it just doesn't look like something I'd want to do.  Be short, I
mean.  Well, not TOO short, although if a woman is too tall, men get nervous.  Afraid
we'll bop them on the head if it's too easy to do, I guess. -- Korribie

     There are better places to bop. -- Ed.

Nor'Easter -- That's false advertising. -- Runabout
P.S.  Your team name.

Try It -- Thanks, I did.  And if the arenamaster hadn't stopped me, I WOULD have
buried you in the sand.  It's a thing I've always wanted to do. -- Harandur

Figaro -- A Rirorni!  (foams at the mouth a little, jumps up and down and screams,
etc.)  I hate Rirorni!  So does the arenamaster, and he was disgusted that you were
allowed into the arena at all.  He was...he was disgusted because you were fighting
in an un-Alastarian fashion.  Yeah, that's it.  It was the horse.  He disapproved of
the horse.  And besides, it made a mess on the sands. -- Dingil Bill, groping
desperately for excuses

Slick Rick -- Yep, slick as if you'd been oiled.  Phew!  You WERE oiled!  What a
reek.  You're supposed to dab that stuff on, not BATHE in it, you know.  When it's
strong like that, all it attracts is bugs. -- Jingaree

Lordlings of Yore -- Fare well, and I hope they appreciate your hard-won skills back
in Yore. -- the warriors of Jinda-Ban

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FOAD VI was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRY IT was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
AMOROUS ANDY was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BYE BYE GUY was butchered by ARENAMASTER ERLYAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ELF OF DOOM was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CRAPOLA CRAYON unbelievably bested KORRIBIE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
MISS JULY was overpowered by NOR'EASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
THUNDER THIGH was savagely defeated by RUNABOUT in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
STEVEN SCIMITAR vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
TETTNANGER beat DINGIL BILL in a 2 minute melee.
HARANDUR was overpowered by SLICK RICK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
D'ARK CATAAN murdered JINGAREE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WALDO delivered the death blow upon MIA TYL DENA in a 2 minute bloody novice's battle.
ROBERT GERMAN overpowered PEDRO 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                   5         AIMED BLOW        22 -   6 -  1      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   8 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  21 -  3      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  19 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  25 -  1      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 456 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    3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455       16   0  1  141 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451      16   2  1  133 EAGLES CLAW (47)
TOTAL PARRY      CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979        18  13  0   89 THE LOST SOULS (94)
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 KORRIBIE 4317.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUNABOUT 4458, DINGIL 
BILL 4428, WALDO 4336, CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979, STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455, SYSTEM OF A DOWN 
4451, TETTNANGER 4064, FOAD VI 3673, AMOROUS ANDY 4464, and NOR'EASTER 3487.

The least popular fighter this week was PEDRO 4533.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JINGAREE 4518, D'ARK CATAAN 4513, HARANDUR 4484, MISS JULY 4263, ELF OF 
DOOM 4532, BYE BYE GUY 4526, TRY IT 3604, THUNDER THIGH 3537, ROBERT GERMAN 4521, and 
MIA TYL DENA 4525.