DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2006    Duedate: 07/05/2006

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES
INQUISITION CLONES (416)
(38-4652) [5-0-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZIPPO                          FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES
U.A.K. (92)                    INQUISITION CLONES (416)
(38-4254) [11-8-0,92]          (38-4652) [5-0-0,104]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BALLOU YS                      JED HEGOBA
JINDA-BAN (198)                ARMA-MAY (390)
(38-4539) [12-33-0,76]         (38-4365) [3-1-0,23]

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)    17
2. ARMA-MAY (390)              16      U.A.K. (92)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)              6      Unchartered Team
4. U.A.K. (92)                 -5
                                       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)  13   3  1 81.3   1/ 2 U.A.K. (92)               9  6 0
 2/ 3 U.A.K. (92)              271 262 16 50.8   2/ 1*INQUISITION CLONES (416)  7  2 1
 3/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          379 507  9 42.8   3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           4  9 0
 4/ 0 ARMA-MAY (390)            24  40  0 37.5   4/ 0 ARMA-MAY (390)            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 546): TERCERO ENCANTO of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 430): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 554): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 550): SCANDALF of THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 549): IAN of I HEART BALLS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 553): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 545): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): JOSH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 536): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 510): PALADIN of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 500): 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 487): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 436): GRAPE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 208): DANI of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 196): BRANA GOREFANG of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 384): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): MADKAWRAW'S LAW of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 429): HITZ of 4-LETTER DOCTORS from DWES EG (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 546): LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 430): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 554): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 550): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 549): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 553): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 545): CHILDREN OF INTI (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 536): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 510): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 500): INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 487): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 436): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 208): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 196): VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 384): CHAOS ENFORCERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 429): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 547): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): BARITUS of VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
                (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  21 SUNSET (turn 536): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 487): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
CLIFFHOME brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, INQUISITION CLONES, 
since U.A.K. took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see CPT. CRUNCH win a fight and gain 16 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CPT. CRUNCH beat ARTICULATE LORI and ARTICULATE LORI lost 12 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  
Heh, heh.  The Choking Ogre, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From CLIFFHOME's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in CLIFFHOME to get a drink than The Choking 
Ogre!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
CLIFFHOME.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES 4652      5   0  0   104       INQUISITION CLONES (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIPPO 4254                   11   8  0    92       U.A.K. (92)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CPT. CRUNCH 4244             10  10  2    86       U.A.K. (92)
 BALLOU YS 4539               12  33  0    76       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEE LEE LO LEE 4653           4   0  1    63       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620         14   8  1    61       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POULAN 4331                   4   5  1    52       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVERAGE JOE 4677              3   0  0    28       U.A.K. (92)
-NINDEEN 4370                  5   4  0    27       ARMA-MAY (390)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JED HEGOBA 4365               3   1  0    23       ARMA-MAY (390)
-PLAK ATTAKER 4367             3   1  0    21       ARMA-MAY (390)
 LOMBER BOS 4670               4   2  0    18       JINDA-BAN (198)
-THWDGRNDBEEFPATTIES 4651      2   0  0    17       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 RUNNA DAMILL 4676             1   2  0    14       U.A.K. (92)
 RIQUETTIE 4672                2   4  0    10       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SCROD BOY 4675                1   2  0     7       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
-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?
KRUUZA 4362            0  1 0 ARMA-MAY 390          DARK CHAMPION 24      501 NONE    
STELLA 4361            0  1 0 ARMA-MAY 390          HIGH ELF 19           501 NONE    
TRIA MOPH 4671         2  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         LEE LEE LO LEE 4653   499         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Poulan -- You are NUTS. -- Ballou Ys
P.S.  Or a tourney warrior?
P.P.S.  But whatever, you're NASTY, too.  Ouch.  Uh...good fight?

Average Joe -- I feel that this does not bode well for my "career."  Ha ha.  Like I
wanted to be a gladiator?  Or a heap of minced meat, for that matter, that being
what you left on the sands. -- Riquettie

Runna Damill -- Ah.  You've got the number on our team, huh?  (heavy sigh)  It's
hard. -- Lomber Bos

Zippo -- At least you have enough experience that your win here isn't hysterically
improbable and insulting. -- Articulate Lori

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

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KRUUZA was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STELLA was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CPT. CRUNCH demolished ARTICULATE LORI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
POULAN was overpowered by BALLOU YS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ZIPPO was defeated by FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES in a 1 minute brutal Title fight.
LEE LEE LO LEE devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
LOMBER BOS bested SCROD BOY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
RIQUETTIE was handily defeated by AVERAGE JOE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JED HEGOBA slimly won victory over RUNNA DAMILL in a 3 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                   5         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  2      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  16 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 501 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:

BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES 4652    5   0  0  104 INQUISITION CLONES (416)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEE LEE LO LEE 4653         4   0  1   63 INQUISITION CLONES (416)
WALL OF STEEL    ARTICULATE LORI 4620       14   8  1   61 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 JED HEGOBA 4365.  The ten other most popular fighters were BALLOU YS 4539, RUNNA 
DAMILL 4676, FRZNGRMDBEEFPATTIES 4652, LEE LEE LO LEE 4653, LOMBER BOS 4670, SCROD 
BOY 4675, AVERAGE JOE 4677, CPT. CRUNCH 4244, POULAN 4331, and KRUUZA 4362.

The least popular fighter this week was RIQUETTIE 4672.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZIPPO 4254, ARTICULATE LORI 4620, STELLA 4361, KRUUZA 4362, POULAN 
4331, CPT. CRUNCH 4244, AVERAGE JOE 4677, SCROD BOY 4675, LOMBER BOS 4670, and LEE 
LEE LO LEE 4653.