DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2005    Duedate: 01/19/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-464

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOB, ETERNAL,
SANDS OF TIME (371)
(38-4460) [15-0-0,154]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOB, ETERNAL,                  POSITION IS EMPTY
SANDS OF TIME (371)            
(38-4460) [15-0-0,154]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       FUGAZI
JINDA-BAN (198)                TEAM FLOYD (99)
(38-4458) [16-15-0,65]         (38-3565) [7-2-2,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOY O'S (388)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM FLOYD (99)             31
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             15      BOY O'S (388)
3. SANDS OF TIME (371)          8      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (388)                2
5. THE LOST SOULS (94)          0      FORCE MAJEURE (208)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 ARENA FELINES (374)      112  43 10 72.3   1/ 1 BOY O'S (388)             7  2 0
 2/ 2 BOY O'S (388)             24  14  3 63.2   2/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  9 0
 3/ 3 SANDS OF TIME (371)       43  34  0 55.8   3/ 6 SANDS OF TIME (371)       3  0 0
 4/ 5 TEAM FLOYD (99)          294 258 17 53.3   4- 2 THE LOST SOULS (94)       3  4 0
 5- 6 FIRE DECK (394)           14  17  0 45.2   5/ 8 TEAM FLOYD (99)           2  0 0
 6/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          301 414  7 42.1   6- 7 ARENA FELINES (374)       1  0 0
 7- 8 THE LOST SOULS (94)      307 450 31 40.6   7- 3 FIRE DECK (394)           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 512): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): KURT RAMBIS of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): CYCLONE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): TUM of FROM THE FACE from TALCAMA (Shocking Toad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 512): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 512): EXCURSION of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
                           GROTESQUE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                           SYNDICATE of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 507): GRACIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
                           LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 397): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt CLIFFHOME will ever be the same.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for FIRE DECK, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 
into 7th.  SANDS OF TIME stable has parlayed this turn's 1-0-0 into a 3 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
FUGAZI fought RUNABOUT and gained 26 points and contributed to TEAM FLOYD's 2-0-0.  
RUNABOUT has lost to FUGAZI, falling 16 points, while helping make JINDA-BAN a 2-3-0 
turn.  Defending his title for another turn, BOB, ETERNAL, kept BOY O'S' warrior, 
FIGARO, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Choking Ogre uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CLIFFHOME and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460           15   0  0   154       SANDS OF TIME (371)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          7   0  0   108       FIRE DECK (394)
-CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          22  16  0    94       THE LOST SOULS (94)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428             15  22  0    86       JINDA-BAN (198)
 FUGAZI 3565                   7   2  2    83       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-CHARIZARD 4411                6   2  0    83       FIRE DECK (394)
 FIGARO 4340                   7   3  0    76       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNABOUT 4458                16  15  0    65       JINDA-BAN (198)
-PAWS 4342                     7   3  0    59       ARENA FELINES (374)
-TETTNANGER 4064              14  11  0    57       THE LOST SOULS (94)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                 6  13  0    56       JINDA-BAN (198)
-D'ARK CATAAN 4513             5   8  1    55       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341            8   1  0    51       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAGLE'S CLAW 4345             4   0  1    33       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-WALDO 4336                    5   1  1    28       BOY O'S (388)
-PECAN PIE 4172                2   3  0    25       SANDS OF TIME (371)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   1  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCCO 4552                    3   0  0    23       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TORCHICK 4514                 1   0  0    21       FIRE DECK (394)
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           1   0  0    20       ARENA FELINES (374)
-ROLLO 4544                    2   0  0    16       BOY O'S (388)
 BALLOU YS 4539                1   7  0    10       JINDA-BAN (198)
-WANNAHAKKA 4550               0   2  0     2       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 GUHULONG 4565                 0   1  0     1       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Harandur -- Y'know, you may be onto something there.  However, it is hard for me to
NOT overlook someone who thinks that proper 'hygiene' is a formal greeting.  There
are some things that beer just can't hide, if you know what I mean. -- Tettnanger

Whooooeeey...things are getting pretty slim hereabouts. -- Stimpy

Dingil Bill -- Au contraire.  It is easy to make such a mistake though.  However, I
am of Noble birth and have little interest in things foul, or fowl.  My cousin Saaz
(who I am told is considering exploits in the arena as well) and I are very close.
My likes include flowery fragrant aromas and mildly sweet flavors.  My favorite time
of year is Octoberfest and I do love my lagers and ales! -- Tettnanger

Jinda Ban -- Really, we must stop meeting like this.  Though, in retrospect, who else
are we really gonna meet out there? -- The Lost Souls

Bob, Eternal -- That's no way to treat a lady protector who may be opening a bar or a
hash house! -- Korribie

D'Ark Cataan -- Sometime I would to expend my efforts on those IDIOTS in the crowd
who yell "you can do it" as I'm being carried out of the arena!  Argh! -- Harandur
P.S.  And if what they're meaning is that I can walk out on my own, they can just
shut the heck up.  Let THEM try walking with wounds in the chest, abdomen, knee,
stomach, and kidneys!

I can't believe that's the first time one of us has fought the Dangerous Criminal in
six months!  But he's not on the list, so it must be so. -- Dingil Bill, who dealt
suitably with the criminal regardless

Tettnanger -- Actually, I was NOT going for the kill.  That kind of thing has an
adverse effect on my liability insurance. -- Runabout

Waldo -- That wasn't really necessary. -- Ballou Ys

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOB, ETERNAL, devastated FIGARO in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
RUNABOUT was savagely defeated by FUGAZI in a popular 2 minute veteran's melee.
DINGIL BILL devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HARANDUR overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EAGLE'S CLAW overpowered BALLOU YS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ROCCO savagely defeated GUHULONG in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  25 -  3      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -  11 -  0      15  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 464 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BOB, ETERNAL, 4460         15   0  0  154 SANDS OF TIME (371)
LUNGING ATTACK   FUGAZI 3565                 7   2  2   83 TEAM FLOYD (99)
STRIKING ATTACK  RUNABOUT 4458              16  15  0   65 JINDA-BAN (198)
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 FUGAZI 3565.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOB, ETERNAL, 4460, 
HARANDUR 4484, DINGIL BILL 4428, ROCCO 4552, EAGLE'S CLAW 4345, BALLOU YS 4539, 
FIGARO 4340, RUNABOUT 4458, GUHULONG 4565, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GUHULONG 4565.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RUNABOUT 4458, FIGARO 4340, BALLOU YS 4539, EAGLE'S CLAW 4345, ROCCO 
4552, DINGIL BILL 4428, HARANDUR 4484, BOB, ETERNAL, 4460, FUGAZI 3565, and  0.

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes