DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2005    Duedate: 02/03/2005

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-458

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK LENORA
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4110) [12-3-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK LENORA                    BORIS KARLOFF
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
(40-4110) [12-3-0,94]          (40-4112) [5-1-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARNIE EL SHEW                  DARK LENORA
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-3930) [11-43-2,78]         (40-4110) [12-3-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NEUROMANCERS (404)          35
2. WAR-C-KERS (422)            21      NEUROMANCERS (404)
3. MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)     1      Unchartered Team
4. SUNNYLAND (382)              0
5. AS FAR AS SIAM (199)         0      WAR-C-KERS (422)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*WAR-C-KERS (422)           7   3  0 70.0   1- 2 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      7  3 1
 2/ 1*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  22  12  1 64.7   2/ 1*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  7  8 0
 3- 3 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      83  67  9 55.3   3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     4 11 0
 4- 4 SUNNYLAND (382)           37  35  2 51.4   4/ 0 NEUROMANCERS (404)        3  1 0
 5/ 0 NEUROMANCERS (404)        25  29  4 46.3   5/ 5*WAR-C-KERS (422)          2  0 0
 6/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    358 531 13 40.3   6- 4 SUNNYLAND (382)           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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): GREAT WHITE SHARK of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): KORIBUS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): DOALTY of BAILE BEAG from AMEN-TEI (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Thaad Trueoak, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZENSU, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for BORIS KARLOFF, who pummelled BLONDE 
GRENADE, to pocket 17 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, BORIS KARLOFF 
was winsome, after beating BLONDE GRENADE and seeing her lose 15 points.  A certain 
someone saw PISTON HURRICANE at The Victory Tavern with the shakes, and now he fails 
to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  Now I can't insult DARK 
LENORA, as she has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop 
me if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in ZENSU avoid AS FAR AS SIAM.  The warriors of AS 
FAR AS SIAM found their efforts at combat frustrated as WAR-C-KERS apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
BLONDE GRENADE is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't BEYOND THE PALE 
proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in ZENSU would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK LENORA 4110             12   3  0    94       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PISTON HURRICANE 2287        16   3  0   112       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-JIMMY CRICKET 3744           17  16  0    97       SUNNYLAND (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIANGLE MAN 4000             7   1  0    85       NEUROMANCERS (404)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930           11  43  2    78       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-PHANTASMAGORIA 1664          16  14  0    77       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 BORIS KARLOFF 4112            5   1  0    75       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENIPHER 4091                11   9  1    56       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          12  14  2    54       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 BELA LUGOSI 4114              5   2  0    49       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 LON CHANEY JR. 4116           5   2  1    45       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 WHITE NOISE 4030              3   1  0    39       NEUROMANCERS (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARION BARRY 2389             7   6  1    33       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-B 3746                        5   6  0    33       SUNNYLAND (382)
 STUMP JUMPER 4124             4   1  0    31       WAR-C-KERS (422)
 O. POSTE 4107                 7   9  0    30       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 BLADE MASTER 4123             3   2  0    28       WAR-C-KERS (422)
 LON CHANEY 4113               5   2  0    27       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129           3   2  0    23       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 PARTICLE MAN 4100             2   0  1    23       NEUROMANCERS (404)
-SHREK 4128                    3   3  0    21       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031            1   3  0    14       NEUROMANCERS (404)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BEN CHAPMAN 4130       0  1 0 MEN OF 1,000 FACE 420 HIGH ELF 19           458 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Piston Hurricane -- You again.  (sigh)  We need more people here, you know? -- Blonde
Grenade

Jimmy Cricket -- How could I win?  It wasn't sunny, and I'm a fair-weather fighter.
-- Arnie El Shew
P.S.  Besides, you're so short, I couldn't even see you down there hacking at my
ankles.

Phantasmagoria -- Perhaps it's your winning record that is phantasmal? -- Dark Lenora

Lon Chaney -- That's the trouble with having a thousand faces, you can get hit in ALL
of them sometimes. -- Jenipher

Boris Karloff -- Oh, cheese.  You split my head, and all the skills fell out, and you
scooped them up. -- O. Poste, bereft

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEN CHAPMAN was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BORIS KARLOFF vanquished BLONDE GRENADE in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
LON CHANEY JR. was defeated by JENIPHER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
BLADE MASTER bested O. POSTE in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
DARK LENORA savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 3 minute Title fight.
TRIANGLE MAN devastated ARNIE EL SHEW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
BELA LUGOSI was beaten by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
LON CHANEY was savagely defeated by WHITE NOISE in a action packed 1 minute melee.
PARTICLE MAN won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute duel.
STUMP JUMPER overpowered ABSOLUTE ZERO 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  18 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 458 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARK LENORA 4110           12   3  0   94 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRIANGLE MAN 4000           7   1  0   85 NEUROMANCERS (404)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORIS KARLOFF 4112          5   1  0   75 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
WALL OF STEEL    JENIPHER 4091              11   9  1   56 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
AIMED BLOW       BELA LUGOSI 4114            5   2  0   49 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
BASHING ATTACK   LON CHANEY JR. 4116         5   2  1   45 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
PARRY-STRIKE     WHITE NOISE 4030            3   1  0   39 NEUROMANCERS (404)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARNIE EL SHEW 3930.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DARK LENORA 4110.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARTICLE MAN 
4100, WHITE NOISE 4030, BORIS KARLOFF 4112, BLADE MASTER 4123, TRIANGLE MAN 4000, 
JENIPHER 4091, STUMP JUMPER 4124, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, BELA LUGOSI 4114, and BEN 
CHAPMAN 4130.

The least popular fighter this week was ABSOLUTE ZERO 4031.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LON CHANEY 4113, O. POSTE 4107, LON CHANEY JR. 4116, BLONDE 
GRENADE 4069, BEN CHAPMAN 4130, BELA LUGOSI 4114, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, STUMP JUMPER 
4124, JENIPHER 4091, and TRIANGLE MAN 4000.