DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2005    Duedate: 02/02/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-465

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOB, ETERNAL,
SANDS OF TIME (371)
(38-4460) [16-0-0,163]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOB, ETERNAL,                  NEON LOVES HANSON
SANDS OF TIME (371)            DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (401)
(38-4460) [16-0-0,163]         (38-4485) [1-0-0,9]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       HARANDUR
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4458) [16-16-0,64]         (38-4484) [7-13-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             18
2. SANDS OF TIME (371)          9      SANDS OF TIME (371)
3. DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (401)     9      Unchartered Team
4. TEAM FLOYD (99)              4
5. THE LOST SOULS (94)          0      DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (401)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (401)   1   0  0  100   1/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 0
 2- 1 ARENA FELINES (374)      112  43 10 72.3   2/ 3 SANDS OF TIME (371)       3  0 0
 3- 2 BOY O'S (388)             24  14  3 63.2   3- 1 BOY O'S (388)             3  2 0
 4/ 3 SANDS OF TIME (371)       44  34  0 56.4   4- 4 THE LOST SOULS (94)       2  2 0
 5/ 4 TEAM FLOYD (99)          294 260 17 53.1   5/ 5 TEAM FLOYD (99)           2  2 0
 6/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          304 416  7 42.2   6/ 0*DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (401)  1  0 0
 7- 7 THE LOST SOULS (94)      307 450 31 40.6   7- 6 ARENA FELINES (374)       1  0 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 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): PROWESS of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): WOLF SPIDER of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): STEAL SHANK of DARK PENNACLE (Dincuru Feadagnor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): BENDER of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): MEET DEATH of INANIMATE TOFU (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): DARK GUMBY of WASTELAND II from BONSUR (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): none
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): FORMIDABLE of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
                           YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): DONNA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
CLIFFHOME.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  JINDA-BAN now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for BALLOU YS, 
who flew up 9 points in the rankings after mashing CONVICTED THIEF like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was RUNABOUT, 
who dropped 1 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KUNG-FU 
MASTER.  Well, everybody's pal BOB, ETERNAL, moved his record to 16-0-0 by defeating 
FUGAZI in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 9 recognition points.  An apple a 
day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the CLIFFHOME giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been 
real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460           16   0  0   163       SANDS OF TIME (371)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          22  16  0    94       THE LOST SOULS (94)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428             16  22  0    88       JINDA-BAN (198)
 FUGAZI 3565                   7   3  2    88       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-FIGARO 4340                   7   3  0    76       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNABOUT 4458                16  16  0    64       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HARANDUR 4484                 7  13  0    63       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                  
-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   1  1    32       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)
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           1   0  0    20       ARENA FELINES (374)
 BALLOU YS 4539                2   7  0    19       JINDA-BAN (198)
-ROLLO 4544                    2   0  0    16       BOY O'S (388)
 NEON LOVES HANSON 4485        1   0  0     9       DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (401)
-WANNAHAKKA 4550               0   2  0     2       THE LOST SOULS (94)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUHULONG 4565                 0   2  0     2       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

Fugazi -- Talk about a demolition derby!  You smashed my fenders, cracked my
radiator, bent my axle, I can't even begin to list the damage!  What my insurance
agent will have to say about this boggles the imagination. -- Runabout

I don't know why everyone gets excited about the Venomous Concubine.  She's just a
spiteful little wretch. -- Dingil Bill
P.S.  Ugly, too.

Do not buy from the Userous Merchant.  Not only are his prices unreasonable, his
goods are of dubious provenance. -- Harandur
P.S.  Dead pawn is probably the least of it.

Eagle's Claw (the warrior) -- For a clumsy guy, you're really nasty. -- Ballou Ys

Rocco -- (after several minutes' thought)  I hate you.  Dumb elf. -- Guhulong

Tettnanger -- That's the trouble with secret admirers.  Sooner or later, you find out
why they're keeping themselves a secret. -- Harandur the sympathetic

Tettnanger -- But not roast duck?  Too bad, there's a duck down in Xochithlan I've
had my eye on. -- Dingil Bill

Lost Souls -- It's pretty much just us. -- Jinda-Ban

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

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOB, ETERNAL, devastated FUGAZI in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DINGIL BILL won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
RUNABOUT was subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
HARANDUR devastated EAGLE'S CLAW in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
BALLOU YS demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GUHULONG lost to NEON LOVES HANSON in a 4 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  2      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  23 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 465 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         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BOB, ETERNAL, 4460         16   0  0  163 SANDS OF TIME (371)
LUNGING ATTACK   FUGAZI 3565                 7   3  2   88 TEAM FLOYD (99)
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 HARANDUR 4484.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUHULONG 4565, BOB, 
ETERNAL, 4460, DINGIL BILL 4428, RUNABOUT 4458, BALLOU YS 4539, FUGAZI 3565, NEON 
LOVES HANSON 4485, EAGLE'S CLAW 4345,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was EAGLE'S CLAW 4345.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NEON LOVES HANSON 4485, FUGAZI 3565, BALLOU YS 4539, RUNABOUT 
4458, DINGIL BILL 4428, BOB, ETERNAL, 4460, GUHULONG 4565, HARANDUR 4484,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BOB, ETERNAL, (38-4460) SANDS OF TIME (371)