DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/30/2006    Duedate: 04/12/2006

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAWS
ARENA FELINES (374)
(38-4342) [14-8-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAWS                           DAFFYD THE BALD
ARENA FELINES (374)            THE VIKINGS (418)
(38-4342) [14-8-1,100]         (38-4663) [3-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BALLOU YS                      DAFFYD THE BALD
JINDA-BAN (198)                THE VIKINGS (418)
(38-4539) [11-28-0,61]         (38-4663) [3-1-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

U.A.K. (92)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (374)         33
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             10      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. THE VIKINGS (418)            9      Unchartered Team
4. U.A.K. (92)                -18
                                       THE VIKINGS (418)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*THE VIKINGS (418)          6   2  0 75.0   1/ 1 U.A.K. (92)               7  8 2
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)      144  57 11 71.6   2/ 2*THE VIKINGS (418)         5  1 0
 3/ 5 U.A.K. (92)              257 251 15 50.6   3/ 5 ARENA FELINES (374)       4  1 0
 4/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          367 491  8 42.8   4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)           3  7 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 541): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 549): HEARTS of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 545): FORK BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 548): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 545): PINK NOSE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 540): SADIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 530): SCYTHE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 482): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 430): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 205): NICKLEBACK of MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 379): DIED of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 170): 2 PHAT 2 of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 423): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 541): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 549): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 545): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 548): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 545): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 540): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 530): D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 482): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 430): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 205): none
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 379): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 170): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 423): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 544): ALL LICKERED UP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 543): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                  (turn 493): HARANDUR of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 481): KANGAROO LIFEBOAT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 429): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Come back, win three in a row and gain immortality, not a bad deal.  I'm sure I
would not have gotten out of here this quickly if a few of you weren't lounging
around waiting on the tournament, but I'll take it.
     I'm Otis the Drunk's sixth slasher to graduate, ninth LP from here and 26th
overall.  I'll probably fight once in Darkholm then sit in limbo until he decides to
get off his butt and let a few of continue to fight.

Say the secret word and win a hundred dollars.
Groucho

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt CLIFFHOME will ever be the same.  And let's see, ZIPPO fought BALLOU YS and 
gained 13 points and contributed to U.A.K.'s 1-4-0.  CPT. CRUNCH has lost to HELLO 
KITTY, falling 5 points, while helping make U.A.K. a 1-4-0 turn.  We should ask PAWS 
about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, 
he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Choking Ogre?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the U.A.K. 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on CLIFFHOME, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided U.A.K. stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was THE 
VIKINGS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that POULAN from U.A.K. 
was CLIFFHOME's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CLIFFHOME and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAWS 4342                    14   8  1   100       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELLO KITTY 4600             11   4  0    88       ARENA FELINES (374)
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341           21   4  0    83       ARENA FELINES (374)
 ZIPPO 4254                    7   7  0    70       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CPT. CRUNCH 4244              7   8  2    65       U.A.K. (92)
 BALLOU YS 4539               11  28  0    61       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620         11   5  0    51       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
 DAFFYD THE BALD 4663          3   1  0    28       THE VIKINGS (418)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   2  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POULAN 4331                   1   3  0    16       U.A.K. (92)
 BURGOS 4666                   3   1  0    11       THE VIKINGS (418)
 VITO 4669                     1   2  1     6       U.A.K. (92)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MOSQUITO 4621          7  6 0 JINDA-BAN 198         CPT. CRUNCH 4244      493         
VAN CHEVIE 4655        1  4 0 JINDA-BAN 198         VITO 4669             493         
MARIO 4245             5  7 0 U.A.K. 92             GALLEY RAT 4645       492         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cpt. Crunch -- Listen, I don't have TIME for this!  Nick hired two warriors (ha! two
idiots who MAY eventually learn SOMETHING about fighting) two weeks ago, and they
haven't shown up, and WHO do you think has to find out what happened?  ME, of course.
I get ALL the dirty work here.  Even YOU expect me to do the hard jobs, such as
teaching you skills.  Bah. -- Ballou Ys

Groucho -- That was unkind of you. -- Harandur

I would really, really like to run flat OVER the Dangerous Criminal.  Roadkill,
that's what HE should be. -- Articulate Lori

Ilsvain, Arena Steward -- Why NOT? -- Lord Protector Harandur

Hello Kitty -- If it's just going to be me and you at the top for a while, get ready
to pad your record. -- Cpt Crunch

Nick -- Get those two replacements in here; the ranks are a little thin. -- Otis

Vikings -- No need to avoid, these guys aren't that good.  Besides, there is no one
else to fight. -- Otis

Lord Protector Grouch -- To you, also, No. -- Ilsvain, Arena Steward

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZIPPO devastated BALLOU YS in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
DAFFYD THE BALD subdued POULAN in a popular 1 minute novice's Challenge melee.
BURGOS won victory over VITO in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
GROUCHO was overpowered by PAWS in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
CPT. CRUNCH was devastated by HELLO KITTY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ARTICULATE LORI overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD 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         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  12 -  1      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 495 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PAWS 4342                  14   8  1  100 ARENA FELINES (374)
SLASHING ATTACK  HELLO KITTY 4600           11   4  0   88 ARENA FELINES (374)
WALL OF STEEL    ARTICULATE LORI 4620       11   5  0   51 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BALLOU YS 4539.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DAFFYD THE BALD 4663.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZIPPO 4254, VITO 
4669, POULAN 4331, PAWS 4342, HELLO KITTY 4600, ARTICULATE LORI 4620, BALLOU YS 4539, 
BURGOS 4666, CPT. CRUNCH 4244, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CPT. CRUNCH 4244.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BURGOS 4666, BALLOU YS 4539, ARTICULATE LORI 4620, HELLO KITTY 
4600, PAWS 4342, POULAN 4331, VITO 4669, ZIPPO 4254, DAFFYD THE BALD 4663, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

GROUCHO (38-3696) U.A.K. (92)