DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2006    Duedate: 06/21/2006

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-500

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZIPPO
U.A.K. (92)
(38-4254) [11-7-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZIPPO                          FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES
U.A.K. (92)                    INQUISITION CLONES (416)
(38-4254) [11-7-0,108]         (38-4652) [4-0-0,92]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BALLOU YS                      FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES
JINDA-BAN (198)                INQUISITION CLONES (416)
(38-4539) [11-33-0,66]         (38-4652) [4-0-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INQUISITION CLONES (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. U.A.K. (92)                 52
2. INQUISITION CLONES (416)    23      U.A.K. (92)
3. ARENA FELINES (374)          0      Unchartered Team
4. JINDA-BAN (198)            -11
                                       INQUISITION CLONES (416)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*INQUISITION CLONES (416)  11   2  1 84.6   1/ 3*INQUISITION CLONES (416)  7  1 1
 2- 2 ARENA FELINES (374)      148  59 12 71.5   2/ 2 U.A.K. (92)               7  3 0
 3/ 4 U.A.K. (92)              269 259 16 50.9   3/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           5  9 0
 4/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          377 505  9 42.7   4- 4 ARENA FELINES (374)       3  0 1

    '*'   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 545): TERCERO ENCANTO of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): MARETHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): IAN of I HEART BALLS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): ZIPPO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): MADKAWRAW'S LAW of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): ONE A DAY of MY DRUGS from SYVYN'S HILL (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 545): LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 544): OLD FART of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 428): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 547): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 549): DIKEMBE MUTUMBO of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            ARMPIT CANDY of STREET PIZZA (TUM, mgr.)
                            PLANKWALKER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
                 (turn 434): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 382): MIPPLE of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I think there is a pattern forming here.  Paws and I alternate turns fighting and we
share the DM throne.  Only problem is when I get the thing back there is all this cat
hair all over from him and his clutter.  We'll see if the pattern gets broken by me
fighting again this turn.  Hopefully I can hold on to the throne and come up with a
better column for next turn.

Zippo

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in CLIFFHOME a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as JINDA-BAN is pushed out of top team by INQUISITION CLONES, who came 
from 3rd with a 3-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, POULAN fought BALLOU YS and gained 
16 points and contributed to U.A.K.'s 4-1-0.  LOMBER BOS has lost to RUNNA DAMILL, 
falling 8 points, while helping make JINDA-BAN a 0-4-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ZIPPO remains CLIFFHOME's top warrior for 
another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Choking Ogre uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  In a brave attempt, CPT. CRUNCH from U.A.K. challenged up 20 
points to fight FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES from the INQUISITION CLONES stable.  CPT. CRUNCH 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was subdued by FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES and 
ended up with 70 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CLIFFHOME and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in CLIFFHOME again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIPPO 4254                   11   7  0   108       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAWS 4342                    16   8  2   108       ARENA FELINES (374)
 FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES 4652      4   0  0    92       INQUISITION CLONES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341           22   4  0    86       ARENA FELINES (374)
-HELLO KITTY 4600             12   5  0    81       ARENA FELINES (374)
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620         14   7  1    73       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CPT. CRUNCH 4244              9  10  2    70       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLOU YS 4539               11  33  0    66       JINDA-BAN (198)
 POULAN 4331                   4   4  1    61       U.A.K. (92)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEE LEE LO LEE 4653           3   0  1    53       INQUISITION CLONES (416)

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

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVERAGE JOE 4677              2   0  0    21       U.A.K. (92)
-THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES 4651      2   0  0    17       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 RUNNA DAMILL 4676             1   1  0    17       U.A.K. (92)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCROD BOY 4675                1   1  0    12       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 LOMBER BOS 4670               3   2  0    11       JINDA-BAN (198)
 RIQUETTIE 4672                2   3  0     9       JINDA-BAN (198)
-DA9965439564 4650             0   1  0     7       INQUISITION CLONES (416)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRIA MOPH 4671         2  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         LEE LEE LO LEE 4653   499         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

FRZ -- You sure pack a punch for a youngin. -- Cpt Crunch

Scrod Boy -- You could at least have taught me a little something.  I'm gonna need
all the help I can get. -- Average Joe

Well, is everyone EXCITED?  The five-hundredth cycle is upon us with this very
newsletter, and it's just SO THRILLING, I can hardly stand it. -- Nick, Jinda-Ban
P.S.  Okay, it's humdrum, another day, five more fights.

I hate the Dangerous Criminal.  It always seems impossible to beat him, and it
usually IS impossible to beat him. -- Ballou Ys the disgusted
P.S.  I bet if he got to list his kills on his record, there'd be a lot of 'em.

The Veteran Mercenary is another matter entirely, and this despite being higher-
ranked.  I put it down to the style differences.  The Dangerous Criminal is a basher,
and at this level, bashers are truly dangerous.  The Mercenary is a p-lunger, and,
well, forget it. -- Articulate Lori

Lee Lee Lo Lee -- I suppose it wasn't really your fault, but I blame you even so. --
Ghost of Tria Moph
P.S.  The damned orderlies DROPPED me on the way to the Infirmary, and then one of
them STEPPED on me.  Gods, I hate that.

Poulan -- Gosh, we must be twins.  Mom never said anything about that to me, though.
Did YOU know? -- Lomber Bos

Runna Damill -- A common quality around here.  But you couldn't expect to win that
one, with me having experience and you not.  So it's probably okay. -- Riquettie

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CPT. CRUNCH was viciously subdued by FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES in a 2 minute fight.
POULAN savagely defeated BALLOU YS in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
AVERAGE JOE devastated RIQUETTIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
RUNNA DAMILL defeated LOMBER BOS in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
ZIPPO devastated ARTICULATE LORI in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
LEE LEE LO LEE devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SCROD BOY overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  2      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  17 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 500 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ZIPPO 4254                 11   7  0  108 U.A.K. (92)
WALL OF STEEL    ARTICULATE LORI 4620       14   7  1   73 JINDA-BAN (198)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEE LEE LO LEE 4653         3   0  1   53 INQUISITION CLONES (416)
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 POULAN 4331, 
AVERAGE JOE 4677, RUNNA DAMILL 4676, LEE LEE LO LEE 4653, SCROD BOY 4675, ZIPPO 4254, 
CPT. CRUNCH 4244, BALLOU YS 4539, RIQUETTIE 4672, and LOMBER BOS 4670.

The least popular fighter this week was ARTICULATE LORI 4620.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LOMBER BOS 4670, RIQUETTIE 4672, BALLOU YS 4539, CPT. CRUNCH 
4244, ZIPPO 4254, SCROD BOY 4675, LEE LEE LO LEE 4653, RUNNA DAMILL 4676, AVERAGE JOE 
4677, and POULAN 4331.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FACEMAN 4129 (78-62-2)                10  3  0         THE A TEAM           
BOB, ETERNAL, 4460 (39-8-0)            2  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        
FOREVER MAN 4168 (28-106-0)            0  5  0         SANDS OF TIME        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK TYPHLOSION 4414 (29-2-0)          4  3  0         FIRE DECK            
NUTCRACKER 4380 (34-24-1)              3  3  0         ALL FINESSE          
VALLANT 4151 (50-29-2)                 1  3  0         DARK TOADS           
WUTDAHELL 2141 (26-17-1)               1  3  0         U.A.K.               

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZIPPO 4254 (8-7-0)                     3  3  0         U.A.K.               
HELLO KITTY 4600 (11-5-0)              2  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
LEE LEE LO LEE 4653 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         INQUISITION CLONES   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DA369521488675 4654 (1-0-0)            3  3  0  DEAD   INQUISITION CLONES   

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JADE 4659 (1-0-0)                      7  3  0         JEWEL OF THE ORIENT  
MONGO 4656 (1-1-0)                     3  3  0         BOY O'S              
DAFFYD THE BALD 4663 (3-1-0)           2  3  0         THE VIKINGS          

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WALDO 4336 (14-6-1)                    0  3  0         BOY O'S              

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR LICKSALOT 4341 (21-4-0)            0  3  0         ARENA FELINES        

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES 4652 (1-0-0)       0  3  0         INQUISITION CLONES