DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2005    Duedate: 05/25/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUNABOUT
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4458) [21-18-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUNABOUT                       POSITION IS EMPTY
JINDA-BAN (198)                
(38-4458) [21-18-1,106]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       PHIL THE SNAKE
JINDA-BAN (198)                FORCE OF FIVE (400)
(38-4458) [21-18-1,106]        (38-4465) [1-1-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (374)         55
2. FORCE OF FIVE (400)         29      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. BOY O'S (388)               23      Unchartered Team
4. JINDA-BAN (198)              9
                                       ALMOST! (307)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (374)      118  46 10 72.0   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 1
 2/ 2 BOY O'S (388)             29  21  3 58.0   2/ 3 FORCE OF FIVE (400)       5  2 0
 3/ 4 FORCE OF FIVE (400)       12  10  0 54.5   3/ 4 BOY O'S (388)             4  4 0
 4/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          320 435  8 42.4   4/ 5 ARENA FELINES (374)       3  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 521): SNAG of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): PIP of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): THE UPRIGHT MAN of ALASTARIAN IDOL (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): THAT! of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 521): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): ESPANA (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): KING NIXON (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): TWISTED SISTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): BLEVINS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
                          WHIRLING MIST of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
              (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Who is this "Kung-Fu Master," and what made him think he could break my fenders
with his bare hands?  It's pedestrians like this who give safe and careful vehicles a
bad name.

                                      Runabout

P.S.  Always have your brakes checked before undertaking a serious stretch of
mountain driving.  Remember, a sound brake does not squeal--that is a cry for help!
Neglect it at your peril.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CLIFFHOME!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, SIR LICKSALOT put down WALDO, causing him to lose 2 points of recognition in 
the process.  Although KHALHUMS DWARF made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to 
topple the reign of victorious RUNABOUT.  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.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  DINGIL BILL take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in CLIFFHOME.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that PAWS posted a challenge against the more highly recognized DINGIL BILL.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand PAWS won victory over DINGIL BILL.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNABOUT 4458                21  18  1   106       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428             18  27  0    81       JINDA-BAN (198)
 PAWS 4342                     8   3  0    81       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR LICKSALOT 4341           12   2  0    65       ARENA FELINES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALDO 4336                    7   3  1    56       BOY O'S (388)
-DULL ROB 4466                 4   1  0    51       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 SLICK RICK 4468               4   2  0    48       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 GUHULONG 4565                 5   4  0    46       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HARANDUR 4484                 9  18  0    45       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
 HYPER BOY 4467                3   3  0    31       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 ROLLO 4544                    4   1  0    27       BOY O'S (388)
 PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   2  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)
 BALLOU YS 4539                4  12  0    24       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHIL THE SNAKE 4465           1   1  0    17       FORCE OF FIVE (400)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEDRO 4592                    1   0  0    13       BOY O'S (388)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PUSS IN BOOTS 4398     0  1 0 ARENA FELINES 374     SHEWISH GIANT 21      472 NONE    
GORDO 4593             0  1 0 BOY O'S 388           SPYMASTER 22          472 NONE    
FIGARO 4340            7  4 0 BOY O'S 388           RUNABOUT 4458         470         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Who's been feeding M. Chardinee meat?  He came out like a charging lion, or whatever
it is that charges out at people, I've heard lions are actually rather shy, and he
BIT me!  Either he's really getting into the "raw meat" craze, or he's got some very
strange ideas. -- Dingil Bill the slightly apprehensive

Waldo -- You have a bathtub?  What do you use it for, brewing gin?  From all I hear,
bathtub gin would definitely be a breeding vat for monsters.  I never touch the
stuff, myself.  Got too much regard for my health. -- Harandur

Userous Merchant big fool.  He have stuff I like, I offer one bong for it.  He say,
give him two.  I bong him on head two times, he get mad!  Bong him many times, he get
very quiet.  Better that way.  Talk too much, use long words.  He big fool, now flat
fool. -- Guhulong

Rollo -- You are so mean!  But handsome anyone, love those pointed ears. -- Ballou Ys
the confused

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GORDO was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PUSS IN BOOTS was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
PAWS handily defeated DINGIL BILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SIR LICKSALOT bested WALDO in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.
SLICK RICK overpowered HARANDUR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PUSS IN BOOTS was bested by GUHULONG in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
FRANKEN FELINE overpowered BALLOU YS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
PHIL THE SNAKE was bested by ROLLO in a popular 6 minute Challenge competition.
RUNABOUT viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's Title melee.
HYPER BOY overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
PEDRO overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 472 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RUNABOUT 4458              21  18  1  106 JINDA-BAN (198)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR LICKSALOT 4341         12   2  0   65 ARENA FELINES (374)
LUNGING ATTACK   WALDO 4336                  7   3  1   56 BOY O'S (388)
SLASHING ATTACK  GUHULONG 4565               5   4  0   46 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 PHIL THE SNAKE 4465.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUNABOUT 4458, 
WALDO 4336, PAWS 4342, SIR LICKSALOT 4341, HYPER BOY 4467, PUSS IN BOOTS 4398, SLICK 
RICK 4468, GUHULONG 4565, FRANKEN FELINE 4399, and DINGIL BILL 4428.

The least popular fighter this week was BALLOU YS 4539.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HARANDUR 4484, GORDO 4593, PEDRO 4592, ROLLO 4544, PUSS IN BOOTS 4358, 
DINGIL BILL 4428, FRANKEN FELINE 4399, GUHULONG 4565, SLICK RICK 4468, and PUSS IN 
BOOTS 4398.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RUNABOUT (38-4458) JINDA-BAN (198)