DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2006    Duedate: 02/01/2006

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUMAKI
FREAKISH (409)
(38-4589) [5-2-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARANDUR                       RUMAKI
JINDA-BAN (198)                FREAKISH (409)
(38-4484) [17-28-0,86]         (38-4589) [5-2-0,105]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARANDUR                       ARTICULATE LORI
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4484) [17-28-0,86]         (38-4620) [7-4-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)   46
2. FREAKISH (409)              15      JINDA-BAN (198)
3. ARENA FELINES (374)          0      Unchartered Team
4. JINDA-BAN (198)            -21
JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)   3   0  0  100   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  8 0
 2- 1 ARENA FELINES (374)      139  54 11 72.0   2/ 0*JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)  3  0 0
 3/ 2*FREAKISH (409)             5   2  0 71.4   3- 2 ARENA FELINES (374)       2  1 0
 4/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)          361 477  8 43.1   4/ 3*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 536): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): HEARTS of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): SYD TUBULAR of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 536): STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): AARDVARK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1MORDANT (turn 536): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
                           FIREBALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (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 477): FRANKENBUTT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  I could not but notice the fine 
record for JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (3-0-0) after their first round of combat.  May the 
gods of war favor you in CLIFFHOME!  JADE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested VAN CHEVIE and was awarded 18 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, RUMAKI put down HARANDUR, 
causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, SIR LICKSALOT has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail RUMAKI, Duelmaster of 
CLIFFHOME!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in CLIFFHOME seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in CLIFFHOME.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can 
I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 RUMAKI 4589                   5   2  0   105       FREAKISH (409)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                17  28  0    86       JINDA-BAN (198)
-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   3  0    60       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLOU YS 4539               11  23  0    56       JINDA-BAN (198)
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620          7   4  0    46       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                  
 JADE 4659                     1   0  0    18       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
 IVORY 4661                    1   0  0    15       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
 PEARL 4660                    1   0  0    13       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
 VAN CHEVIE 4655               1   1  0     4       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 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hello Kitty -- Well, of COURSE I was frantic!  I hate the feel of something soft
under my wheels, so I was TRYING to stay off you.  And what thanks did I get?
Scratches all over the side.  I'm going to have to get a complete new paint job, and
that costs SO MUCH. -- Articulate Lori

Paws -- Next time, clean them before trying to come into the house.  Or, depending on
who you're talking to, the garage. -- Harandur
P.S.  And don't sharpen your claws on the upholstery!

M. Chardinee -- Well, I'm going to TAKE those two initiative skills you taught me,
and I will AVOID you in the future.  That's where my initiative will take me.  Gods,
I hate fighting you. -- Ballou Ys
P.S.  Nothing personal.

The Fratsfa Slave isn't Fratsfan.  What does that mean?  That THEY (stuck up
hypocrites that they are) enslaved him and then sold him down here? -- Mosquito,
curious
P.S.  Does this mean he was "sold down the river"?

He just threw himself in front of me!  I tried to swerve, but he dodged the same way.
I couldn't help it! -- Van Chevie

Van Chevie -- You should be barred from the streets, much less the arena!  You're a
menace. -- Laranso
P.S.  I may be a thief, but that doesn't mean I have to tolerate the cruel and
unusual punishment of being run over by a clumsy great lummox of a horseless
carriage!

Mosquito -- You are unwomanly.  You are, in fact, a disgrace to your gender.  You
might as well be a VAMPIRE. -- Menaeriadil, once a slave in Fratsfa

Ballou Ys -- If I have told you a hundred times, I have told you once, you must LEAP
into the action.  No delays.  No shifting around looking for a better position, no
waving to the fans.  Just LEAP out. -- M. Carlston Chardinee
P.S.  You may scream as you leap, if you should wish to.  It sometimes helps.

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

HARANDUR was devastated by RUMAKI in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MOSQUITO slimly lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 1 minute brutal battle.
BALLOU YS was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
ARTICULATE LORI bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute fight.
VAN CHEVIE was overpowered by JADE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PEARL devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
IVORY bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 490 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RUMAKI 4589                 5   2  0  105 FREAKISH (409)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSQUITO 4621               7   3  0   60 JINDA-BAN (198)
WALL OF STEEL    ARTICULATE LORI 4620        7   4  0   46 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 ARTICULATE LORI 4620.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUMAKI 4589, JADE 
4659, PEARL 4660, MOSQUITO 4621, IVORY 4661, HARANDUR 4484, BALLOU YS 4539, VAN 
CHEVIE 4655,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VAN CHEVIE 4655.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BALLOU YS 4539, HARANDUR 4484, IVORY 4661, MOSQUITO 4621, PEARL 4660, 
JADE 4659, RUMAKI 4589, ARTICULATE LORI 4620,  0, and  0.