DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/05/2006    Duedate: 01/18/2006

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR LICKSALOT
ARENA FELINES (374)
(38-4341) [21-3-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR LICKSALOT                  RUMAKI
ARENA FELINES (374)            FREAKISH (409)
(38-4341) [21-3-0,103]         (38-4589) [4-2-0,90]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARANDUR                       RUMAKI
JINDA-BAN (198)                FREAKISH (409)
(38-4484) [17-27-0,102]        (38-4589) [4-2-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             39
2. FREAKISH (409)               5      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. ARENA FELINES (374)        -35      Unchartered Team

                                       FREAKISH (409)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)      139  54 11 72.0   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  7 0
 2/ 1*FREAKISH (409)             4   2  0 66.7   2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (374)       4  1 1
 3/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          360 473  8 43.2   3/ 2*FREAKISH (409)            2  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 535): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): OTIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): LHOTSE of EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 535): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): none
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): PORTAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): MAGIC JOHNSON of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): DONNA THE HUNTRESS of THE FALLEN (Azrael, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CLIFFHOME?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see HARANDUR win a fight and gain 27 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HARANDUR beat 
PAWS and PAWS lost 48 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like CLIFFHOME has 
some guts at least, RUMAKI the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  
SIR LICKSALOT challenged CLIFFHOME's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as SIR LICKSALOT takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but 
why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, CLIFFHOME?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  A big yahoo goes out to HARANDUR this 
turn, for revenging JINDA-BAN's bloodfeud against ARENA FELINES' warrior PAWS.  Heh, 
heh, heh.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing 
these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of CLIFFHOME.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR LICKSALOT 4341           21   3  0   103       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                17  27  0   102       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMAKI 4589                   4   2  0    90       FREAKISH (409)
 PAWS 4342                    13   7  1    77       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELLO KITTY 4600              7   3  0    64       ARENA FELINES (374)
 MOSQUITO 4621                 7   2  0    60       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BALLOU YS 4539               11  22  0    58       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620          6   4  0    40       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   2  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAN CHEVIE 4655               1   0  0    13       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GUHULONG 4565         12 12 0 JINDA-BAN 198         PAWS 4342             487 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rumaki -- They tell me you have to be the Duel2Dudette this time, which I don't see.
Why couldn't I do it?  Not the DudeTTE, but I could be the Dude, couldn't I?  But
noooo, they say it's got to be YOU.  Bah.  So I agreed to it, finally, and THEN they
hit me with the dirty one:  You have to WIN to get the title!  Gods, was there ever a
warrior so ill-done-by?  I'm going to fire my publicist...out of a cannon.  Or at
least a trebuchet. -- Harandur the really pissed
P.S.  "Any publicity is good publicity"?  As if!

But I didn't WANT to fight the Venomous Concubine!  I actually feel rather
sympathetic toward her.  I mean, *I* know how she ended up in the arena, and believe
me, she was more sinned against than sinning.  That guy NEEDED to be poisoned.  I'm
just surprised that his blood didn't dissolve the dagger when she stabbed him. --
Ballou Ys
P.S.  And, of course, since I was unwilling, I (sigh) lost the fight.

Captured Orc?  This is so THRILLING.  This guy's probably eleventy-one, and you know
orcs are old at fifty.  He's ANCIENT.  Mostly blind, barely on his feet, can't even
LIFT his damned sword, though he is a great menace to the toes if he drops it point
down....  That wasn't a fight, it was a travesty. -- Mosquito

Hah, and again (with feeling) HAH!  Dangerous Criminal?  More like a wimp of some
kind.  He just wandered out into the arena, taking his own damned TIME about, and
WHISTLING and GRINNING like he thought he was the gods' gift to somebody, like he
didn't believe there was any WAY he could lose, he was SOOO bad...and I showed him
how WRONG he was. -- Articulate Lori
P.S.  And I enjoyed doing it.

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIR LICKSALOT unbelievably bested RUMAKI in a 5 minute Challenge Title fight.
HELLO KITTY demolished ARTICULATE LORI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PAWS was overpowered by HARANDUR in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BALLOU YS slimly lost to M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute gory fight.
MOSQUITO demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
VAN CHEVIE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 489 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SIR LICKSALOT 4341         21   3  0  103 ARENA FELINES (374)
LUNGING ATTACK   RUMAKI 4589                 4   2  0   90 FREAKISH (409)
STRIKING ATTACK  PAWS 4342                  13   7  1   77 ARENA FELINES (374)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HELLO KITTY 4600            7   3  0   64 ARENA FELINES (374)
WALL OF STEEL    ARTICULATE LORI 4620        6   4  0   40 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARANDUR 4484.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RUMAKI 4589.  The ten other most popular fighters were BALLOU YS 4539, MOSQUITO 
4621, SIR LICKSALOT 4341, HARANDUR 4484, VAN CHEVIE 4655, HELLO KITTY 4600, 
ARTICULATE LORI 4620, PAWS 4342,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PAWS 4342.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARTICULATE LORI 4620, HELLO KITTY 4600, VAN CHEVIE 4655, HARANDUR 4484, 
SIR LICKSALOT 4341, MOSQUITO 4621, BALLOU YS 4539, RUMAKI 4589,  0, and  0.