DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/16/2006    Duedate: 03/01/2006

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WALDO
BOY O'S (388)
(38-4336) [14-6-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GROUCHO                        GALLEY RAT
U.A.K. (92)                    SEA DOGS (415)
(38-3696) [19-15-0,109]        (38-4645) [2-0-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARANDUR                       ZIPPO
JINDA-BAN (198)                U.A.K. (92)
(38-4484) [18-29-0,89]         (38-4254) [6-5-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (415)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (415)              35
2. BOY O'S (388)               27      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. U.A.K. (92)                 20      Unchartered Team
4. THE VIKINGS (418)           14
5. FREAKISH (409)               0      SEA DOGS (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)   3   0  0  100   1/ 4*SEA DOGS (415)            6  2 1
 2/ 4*SEA DOGS (415)             6   2  1 75.0   2/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           4 11 0
 3/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)      140  56 11 71.4   3- 2*JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)  3  0 0
 4- 3*FREAKISH (409)             5   2  0 71.4   4/ 5 BOY O'S (388)             3  3 0
 5/ 5 BOY O'S (388)             39  37  3 51.3   5/ 0 U.A.K. (92)               2  3 0
 6/ 0 U.A.K. (92)              250 243 13 50.7   6- 6*FREAKISH (409)            1  0 0
 7/ 0*THE VIKINGS (418)          1   1  0 50.0   7/ 0*THE VIKINGS (418)         1  1 0
 8/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          364 484  8 42.9   8/ 3 ARENA FELINES (374)       1  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 538): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 422): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 546): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 542): SCANDALF of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 541): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 545): HOMOCULOUS of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 542): PESCHISOLIDO of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 537): QUIP of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 528): BACK JUICE of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 527): ADDUCTOR MAGNUS of MUSCLE MEN (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 501): I.B. KLONIN of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 491): HARANDUR of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 217): MATT RISIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 479): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 427): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 192): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 376): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 169): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 420): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 538): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 422): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 546): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 542): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 541): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 545): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 542): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 537): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 528): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 527): D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 501): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 491): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 217): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 479): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 427): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 192): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 376): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 169): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 420): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 541): HAPPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 528): BACK JUICE of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                (turn 527): JOLEE BINDO of STAR WARS: KOTOR (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
                            LA TOUR of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 526): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 500): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 376): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sir Licksalot, I find your personal habits disgusting and unhygienic.  Probably
pathological, too.  Maybe even psycho-pathological.  So stop doing it!
     And don't you DARE cough up a hairball here!

                                      Harandur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  Former top team JINDA-BAN was 
unseated this week as SEA DOGS moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-0-1 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon ARENA FELINES this time out 
who this turn suffered a fall into 8th position in the wake of a 0-1-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
SEA DOGS went 3-0-1 to move up 3 in the rankings.  ZIPPO caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MOSQUITO and was awarded 22 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ZIPPO put down 
MOSQUITO, causing her to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  The city has 
turned out in honor of WALDO, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CLIFFHOME.  CLIFFHOME, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is JINDA-BAN, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of BOY O'S are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  WALDO take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in CLIFFHOME.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week MARIO, at 5-7-0, departed 
CLIFFHOME forever.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in CLIFFHOME as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALDO 4336                   14   6  1   107       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROUCHO 3696                 19  15  0   109       U.A.K. (92)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                18  29  0    89       JINDA-BAN (198)
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341           21   4  0    83       ARENA FELINES (374)
-PAWS 4342                    13   7  1    77       ARENA FELINES (374)
 HELLO KITTY 4600              8   4  0    67       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIPPO 4254                    6   5  0    65       U.A.K. (92)
 BALLOU YS 4539               11  25  0    58       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620          9   4  0    52       JINDA-BAN (198)
 MOSQUITO 4621                 7   5  0    41       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CPT. CRUNCH 4244              5   7  1    36       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLEY RAT 4645               2   0  1    33       SEA DOGS (415)
-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                  
 CROOKED SHIPWRIGHT 4647       2   0  0    20       SEA DOGS (415)
 BLOATED WHALER 4649           2   0  0    20       SEA DOGS (415)
-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)
 BURGOS 4666                   1   0  0    13       THE VIKINGS (418)
 MONGO 4656                    1   1  0     9       BOY O'S (388)
 VAN CHEVIE 4655               1   3  0     6       JINDA-BAN (198)
 DAFFYD THE BALD 4663          0   1  0     1       THE VIKINGS (418)
 POULAN 4331                   0   1  0     1       U.A.K. (92)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NICO 4619              1  1 0 BOY O'S 388           SPYMASTER 22          492 NONE    
JULIO 4644             0  1 0 BOY O'S 388           HIGH ELF 19           492 NONE    
MARIO 4245             5  7 0 U.A.K. 92             GALLEY RAT 4645       492         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Waldo -- You're too tall to be a boy, even an O boy.  Better take shrinking
treatments. -- Mosquito
P.S.  The most reliable one involves soaking in hot water and being beaten with
sticks.  I'll help.

Hello Kitty -- Good-BYE, Kitty.  Please! -- Ballou Ys

I don't say I wouldn't have hurt the Captured Orc, because I WOULD have if he'd just
stood still a minute longer.  As it is, all I did was tag him with my bumper, barely
a nudge.  Bah. -- Articulate Lori

Crooked Shipwright -- Do you build crooked ships?  You know, like the crooked house
that the crooked man lived in. -- Van Chevie

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NICO was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JULIO was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
HARANDUR was handily defeated by WALDO in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
GROUCHO vanquished HELLO KITTY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MOSQUITO was overpowered by ZIPPO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BALLOU YS was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
ARTICULATE LORI bested CPT. CRUNCH in a 2 minute match.
MARIO was butchered by GALLEY RAT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MONGO unbelievably bested DAFFYD THE BALD in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
VAN CHEVIE was vanquished by CROOKED SHIPWRIGHT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLOATED WHALER vanquished POULAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BURGOS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 492 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WALDO 4336                 14   6  1  107 BOY O'S (388)
SLASHING ATTACK  GROUCHO 3696               19  15  0  109 U.A.K. (92)
WALL OF STEEL    ARTICULATE LORI 4620        9   4  0   52 JINDA-BAN (198)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSQUITO 4621               7   5  0   41 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 ZIPPO 4254.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARTICULATE LORI 4620, WALDO 
4336, GROUCHO 3696, GALLEY RAT 4645, MONGO 4656, DAFFYD THE BALD 4663, CROOKED 
SHIPWRIGHT 4647, BLOATED WHALER 4649, NICO 4619, and BALLOU YS 4539.

The least popular fighter this week was BURGOS 4666.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were POULAN 4331, VAN CHEVIE 4655, MARIO 4245, MOSQUITO 4621, HELLO KITTY 
4600, HARANDUR 4484, JULIO 4644, CPT. CRUNCH 4244, BALLOU YS 4539, and NICO 4619.