DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/17/2006    Duedate: 07/14/2006

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-222

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SKULK
CHEAP SHOTS (426)
(39-3603) [12-0-0,172]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SKULK                          POSITION IS EMPTY
CHEAP SHOTS (426)              
(39-3603) [12-0-0,172]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUIA RAYNE                     QUIA RAYNE
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3636) [12-21-0,78]         (39-3636) [12-21-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        20
2. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           13      CHEAP SHOTS (426)
3. EVIL INC (440)               0      Unchartered Team
4. DOG SOLDIERS II (443)        0
5. OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)         0      FAITH DEFENDERS (97)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         52  11  0 82.5   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      8  7 0
 2/ 2 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   213 135 10 61.2   2/ 2 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    7  5 0
 3- 4*EVIL INC (440)             4   3  1 57.1   3/ 4 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         5  3 0
 4- 5 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)     138 109  6 55.9   4- 3 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     5  5 1
 5/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     199 215  9 48.1   5- 5*EVIL INC (440)            4  1 1
 6- 7 DOG SOLDIERS II (443)     27  35  4 43.5   6- 7 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)      2  0 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Making me write a column is just a joke!  I fight (and win) not write.  Women's
work!  You can be guaranteed that writing DM Columns will NOT be in the next UAW
contract.  What a joke!
     Management has no idea what it is doing, and is sending all our jobs overseas
anyway.  What a bunch of jerks!  No loyalty.  All they care about is their bonus and
stock options.  Up theirs!
          Skulk

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for BELLE COR, who flew up 16 points in the 
rankings after mashing RIRORNI OFFICER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was MANN SLAUGHTER, who dropped 7 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with ENEMY ARCHER.  Unlike most arenas, SKULK 
managed to get its challenge off against the 17-13-1 KAHR, JACK.  Well, everybody's 
pal SKULK moved its record to 12-0-0 by defeating KAHR, JACK in the Duelmaster's 
Title Bout and gaining 11 recognition points.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect 
the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid DUCKS UNLIMITED, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does XOCHITHLAN really have that 
many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this one:  DUCKS UNLIMITED + Weapons 
That go Boom = CHEAP SHOTS + Avoid City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of 
QUIA RAYNE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  CHUCKLE of CHEAP SHOTS had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 12 points in a challenge which it won. 
I thought CHUCKLE showed great skill and promise when it beat QUIA RAYNE.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in XOCHITHLAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKULK 3603                   12   0  0   172       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATT RISIDE 3705             14   4  0    96       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAHR, JACK 3637              17  14  1    89       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 CHUCKLE 3602                 14   2  0    88       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 MANN SLAUGHTER 3688          14   6  2    87       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 BELLE COR 3720               11   3  1    79       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 QUIA RAYNE 3636              12  21  0    78       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-NAKOR 3757                    8   4  1    78       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
-SMIRK 3606                   10   4  0    71       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 MS D. MEENER 3696            13   6  0    69       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANACONDA 3382                 9   3  0    65       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-BLACK ADDER 3373              9   4  0    62       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORI NEB 3728                 8   2  0    56       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-EYE RAISE 3604                8   0  0    56       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
-IGNORE 3605                   8   5  0    47       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 OPARA PERSI 3670             10  13  0    43       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PONY 3755                     6   5  0    43       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
-TUNTUN 3754                   6   5  0    35       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDAL XOKI 3727              5   5  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TALON 3748                    3   1  2    20       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
-PYTHON 3608                   2   0  0    17       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-NIUN 3764                     1   1  0    17       DOG SOLDIERS II (443)
-MIDNIGHT NINJA 3734           1   0  0    15       EVIL INC (440)
-JADE MOON 3731                1   0  1    14       EVIL INC (440)
-BLOOD LOUTS 3732              1   0  0    13       EVIL INC (440)
-SEA SNAKE 3609                1   1  0     8       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-RAPTOR 3733                   1   0  0     6       EVIL INC (440)
-BONE CRUSHER 3735             0   3  0     3       EVIL INC (440)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mat Riside -- You loser; I came; I saw; I conquered.  What's new?  Phbbbbbt! -- Skulk

Really.  We ARE trying to convince each warrior to fight regularly.  But the UAW
(United Arena Warriors) is intervening and they do have contractual rights.  Running
this "company" is not easy. -- Cheap Shot Upper Management

Hmm, turn two-two-two.  This might be significant, if only we could figure out how?

Kahr, Jack -- It says here that you're an elf.  I know elves are sneaky and
underhanded, goes with the pointed ears, but carriage theft?  It seems so...odd.  I
didn't think elves even USED carriages. -- Quia Rayne

Ms D. Meener -- Dammit, don't DO that!  I hate being disoriented.  It's confusing,
and I don't do confusion well at all. -- Opara Persi (probably)

The Rirorni Janissary is an idiot, but then, we knew that.  It's the celibacy thing.
-- Mori Neb

Pony -- Aha!  I wondered if the arenamaster would step in, and he DID.  What IS it
with him and the sand?  You'd think he bought every grain personally, heck, SELECTED
every grain personally, and was out here every hour on the hour smoothing it down.
It's probably some sort of complex leading to an eventual disintegration of his
personality. -- Belle Cor
P.S.  Good work, kicking him when he got close to you.

Hidden Archers?  What is this, the infiltration of the Rirorni Insurgents?  That
Hidden Archer--I think I glimpsed him dodging around in the stands--must and shall
die, and SOON.  At least, if *I* have anything to do about it. -- Wendal Xoki

Smirk -- (snicker) -- Quia Rayne

Chuckle -- This is true, and we Venusians are totally superior. -- Quia Rayne

Dog Soldiers II -- So avoid me.  I fight whoever I get matched with. -- Wendal Xoki
P.S.  If you can't tell the difference between "picking on" and "random match,"
you've got serious problems.

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

SKULK devastated KAHR, JACK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
CHUCKLE won victory over QUIA RAYNE in a exciting 4 minute expert's Challenge battle.
MANN SLAUGHTER was defeated by ENEMY ARCHER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody duel.
MATT RISIDE defeated COLLABORATOR in a exciting 1 minute fight.
BELLE COR devastated RIRORNI OFFICER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MS D. MEENER overpowered OPARA PERSI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MORI NEB handily defeated RIRORNI JANISSARY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WENDAL XOKI was vanquished by RIRORNI HORSEMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  15 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  19 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 222 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SKULK 3603                 12   0  0  172 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
AIMED BLOW       MATT RISIDE 3705           14   4  0   96 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
TOTAL PARRY      CHUCKLE 3602               14   2  0   88 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
WALL OF STEEL    MANN SLAUGHTER 3688        14   6  2   87 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUIA RAYNE 3636.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUIA RAYNE 3636.  The ten other most popular fighters were MANN SLAUGHTER 3688, 
SKULK 3603, MATT RISIDE 3705, MS D. MEENER 3696, MORI NEB 3728, BELLE COR 3720, 
CHUCKLE 3602, OPARA PERSI 3670, KAHR, JACK 3637, and WENDAL XOKI 3727.

The least popular fighter this week was WENDAL XOKI 3727.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KAHR, JACK 3637, OPARA PERSI 3670, CHUCKLE 3602, BELLE COR 
3720, MORI NEB 3728, MS D. MEENER 3696, MATT RISIDE 3705, SKULK 3603, MANN SLAUGHTER 
3688, and QUIA RAYNE 3636.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHUCKLE 3602 (12-2-0)                  7  3  0         CHEAP SHOTS          
SKULK 3603 (9-0-0)                     7  3  0         CHEAP SHOTS          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MALICE 3704 (4-0-2)                    3  3  0         DARQUE ANGELS        
GAG AND BAG 3687 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         SOCIETY OF SIN       

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ETRIGAN 3596 (9-4-0)                   0  3  0         DARQUE ANGELS