DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/13/2006    Duedate: 04/26/2006

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAWS
ARENA FELINES (374)
(38-4342) [15-8-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAWS                           FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES
ARENA FELINES (374)            INQUISITION CLONES (416)
(38-4342) [15-8-1,103]         (38-4652) [1-0-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BALLOU YS                      FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES
JINDA-BAN (198)                INQUISITION CLONES (416)
(38-4539) [11-29-0,62]         (38-4652) [1-0-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

U.A.K. (92)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INQUISITION CLONES (416)    28
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             27      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. U.A.K. (92)                 20      Unchartered Team
4. THE VIKINGS (418)            4
5. ARENA FELINES (374)         -4      INQUISITION CLONES (416)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*INQUISITION CLONES (416)   3   0  0  100   1/ 1 U.A.K. (92)               6  9 0
 2/ 1*THE VIKINGS (418)          7   2  0 77.8   2/ 2*THE VIKINGS (418)         4  1 0
 3/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)      145  59 11 71.1   3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (374)       4  2 0
 4/ 3 U.A.K. (92)              259 254 15 50.5   4/ 0*INQUISITION CLONES (416)  3  0 0
 5/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          369 494  8 42.8   5/ 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 542): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WOOD CHUCK of EAGER BEAVERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, 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  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail CLIFFHOME!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  On their very first turn, INQUISITION CLONES had a 3-0-0, and with this 
kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to CLIFFHOME.  And let's see, LOMBER 
BOS fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 15 points and contributed to JINDA-BAN's 
2-3-0.  POULAN has lost to RIQUETTIE, falling 9 points, while helping make U.A.K. a 
2-3-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, PAWS kept CLIFFHOME's warrior, 
CONVICTED ASSASSIN, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Choking Ogre?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  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 
avoiding U.A.K. more than any other team we find THE VIKINGS.  CLIFFHOME, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was U.A.K.'s warrior ZIPPO.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  HELLO KITTY, does your manager know you're challenging 
down 18 points to fight ZIPPO from U.A.K.?  Well, surprise, surprise, HELLO KITTY was 
bested by ZIPPO, and by the way, HELLO KITTY now has a recognition score of 74.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in CLIFFHOME again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAWS 4342                    15   8  1   103       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIPPO 4254                    8   7  0    88       U.A.K. (92)
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341           21   4  0    83       ARENA FELINES (374)
 HELLO KITTY 4600             11   5  0    74       ARENA FELINES (374)
 CPT. CRUNCH 4244              8   8  2    74       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES 4652      1   0  0    64       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 BALLOU YS 4539               11  29  0    62       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620         11   6  0    47       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)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURGOS 4666                   4   1  0    15       THE VIKINGS (418)
 LOMBER BOS 4670               1   0  0    15       JINDA-BAN (198)
 RIQUETTIE 4672                1   0  0    14       JINDA-BAN (198)
 DA369521488675 4654           1   0  0    11       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 VITO 4669                     1   3  1     7       U.A.K. (92)
 POULAN 4331                   1   4  0     7       U.A.K. (92)
 THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES 4651      1   0  0     7       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 ROACH 4673                    0   1  0     1       U.A.K. (92)
 TRIA MOPH 4671                0   1  0     1       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PUSS IN BOOTS 4358     2  3 0 ARENA FELINES 374     DARK CHAMPION 24      496 NONE    
MOSQUITO 4621          7  6 0 JINDA-BAN 198         CPT. CRUNCH 4244      493         
VAN CHEVIE 4655        1  4 0 JINDA-BAN 198         VITO 4669             493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ballou Ys -- Nothing personal, but looks like we'll be seeing each other again this
turn.  You are such a good teacher I can't help myself. -- Cpt Crunch

Ilsvain -- Huh? -- LP Groucho

Paws -- Doesn't seem like my favorite strat to me.  Very nice. -- Groucho

Alright Duck, you are in a position to challenge up, hopefully you take advantage of
it.  We wouldn't mind some matchups with stand-ins.  We might actually get a win
between us. -- Poulan and Vito

Zippo -- Well, you certainly lighted my fire that time.  I'm all burned up!  Smoking
with embarrassment, in fact.  Ouch. -- Ballou Ys

Why did the Ambitious Guard cross the road?  I don't know, he wasn't moving fast
enough, and I knocked him back again. -- Articulate Lori

Otis -- I tried!  Now I've got to get THREE in.  Try not to kill them until they've
been here a couple of turns okay? -- Nick, Jinda-Ban

Lord Protector Harandur -- Because. -- 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

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUSS IN BOOTS was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HELLO KITTY lost to ZIPPO in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
CPT. CRUNCH handily defeated BALLOU YS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BURGOS won victory over VITO in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
PAWS overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
ARTICULATE LORI was bested by FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES in a action packed 2 minute brawl.
POULAN was bested by RIQUETTIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.
DA369521488675 overpowered ROACH in a 1 minute uneven melee.
THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES won victory over TRIA MOPH in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
LOMBER BOS defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  1      32  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 496 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     4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PAWS 4342                  15   8  1  103 ARENA FELINES (374)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZIPPO 4254                  8   7  0   88 U.A.K. (92)
SLASHING ATTACK  HELLO KITTY 4600           11   5  0   74 ARENA FELINES (374)
WALL OF STEEL    ARTICULATE LORI 4620       11   6  0   47 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 FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES 4652.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUSS IN BOOTS 
4358, VITO 4669, PAWS 4342, RIQUETTIE 4672, ZIPPO 4254, DA369521488675 4654, 
THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES 4651, LOMBER BOS 4670, CPT. CRUNCH 4244, and BURGOS 4666.

The least popular fighter this week was TRIA MOPH 4671.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROACH 4673, ARTICULATE LORI 4620, BALLOU YS 4539, HELLO KITTY 4600, 
POULAN 4331, BURGOS 4666, CPT. CRUNCH 4244, LOMBER BOS 4670, THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES 
4651, and DA369521488675 4654.