DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/01/2005    Duedate: 02/14/2005

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-452

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS
GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
(41-4080) [15-7-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS            APOLLO XI
GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)         3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)
(41-4080) [15-7-0,117]         (41-4168) [1-0-0,11]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE VEAL DEAL                  CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS
GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)         GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
(41-4104) [11-7-0,52]          (41-4080) [15-7-0,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             35
2. 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)    11      GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
3. GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)      10      Unchartered Team
4. OLD SCHOOL (368)             2
                                       3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)   1   0  0  100   1/ 2 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)    9  6 0
 2/ 1 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)    62  44  2 58.5   2/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (368)          7  5 0
 3/ 2 OLD SCHOOL (368)          52  57  2 47.7   3/ 3 WANDERERS (329)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          337 392  7 46.2   4/ 0*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)  1  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 253): YMIR BLOODRAVEN of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 507): POSITIVE POLYANA of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective
                               Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 496): GREAT WHITE SHARK of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): SAILOR VENUS of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 489): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 458): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 451): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 444): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 356): WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 345): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 392): MICHAEL HONORBLADE of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE from ARUAK CITY
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 507): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): none
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 496): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 489): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 458): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 451): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 444): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 356): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 345): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 392): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): L'ORC BLEU of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
                           THE TOAD of THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 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

     Well, what are you looking at, KATI-TEI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, OLD SCHOOL, since GLAD TO 
MEAT YOU took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see FLUTTERLEE win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  
CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS challenged KATI-TEI's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  JEHU 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have RUBIX CUBESTEAK in a challenge, going down 10 points 
for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought RUBIX CUBESTEAK showed great skill and promise 
when he was beat by PARNIAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the KATI-TEI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080     15   7  0   117       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059      17   3  1   106       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
 HOLY SCHLITZ 4052            16   9  2    93       OLD SCHOOL (368)
 GREW SOME GRUE 4124          12   6  0    92       OLD SCHOOL (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEHU 3963                    19  25  1    83       WANDERERS (329)
-SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137          7   2  0    71       OLD SCHOOL (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURLINE GRACE 4164            6   1  0    53       WANDERERS (329)
 THE VEAL DEAL 4104           11   7  0    52       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
 FLUTTERLEE 4153               6   7  0    51       WANDERERS (329)
 SATURN 3990                   7  27  0    48       WANDERERS (329)
 CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139            7   3  0    46       OLD SCHOOL (368)
 SPUD-BEARING FUZZ 4161        4   1  0    36       OLD SCHOOL (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARNIAN 4138                  5  11  0    33       WANDERERS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165          2   4  0    18       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
 APOLLO XI 4168                1   0  0    11       3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380)
 MEAT THE FOCKERS 4176         0   1  0     1       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAD ONE 4149           5  5 0 BLADE BROTHERS 18 378 HOLY SCHLITZ 4052     448 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Porterhouse Arrest -- I keep telling them I like my steak well done, very tender,
almost falling apart at a touch, and they keep sending me this really tough number.
-- Jehu

Rubix Cubesteak -- Sorry, too dizzy to work things out today. -- Parnian

Cuddly Kahlua -- Whoever called you cuddly has strange standards. -- Saturn

And an extremely ruthless jaywalker.  Why do so few people defeat this petty
troublemaker? -- Flutterlee

And a merchant of questionable honesty.  Two standbys, probably that means the arena
is, yet again, or maybe still, in trouble. -- Lurline Grace

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!

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS devastated GREW SOME GRUE in a 7 minute Challenge Title fight.
HOLY SCHLITZ handily defeated JEHU in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match.
SPUD-BEARING FUZZ was bested by THE VEAL DEAL in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
RUBIX CUBESTEAK was overpowered by PARNIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PORTERHOUSE ARREST devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CUDDLY KAHLUA savagely defeated SATURN in a tiresome 5 minute bloody struggle.
FLUTTERLEE handily defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
LURLINE GRACE vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
APOLLO XI overpowered MEAT THE FOCKERS 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  14 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  20 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  23 -  2      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 452 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080   15   7  0  117 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
LUNGING ATTACK   PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059    17   3  1  106 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LURLINE GRACE 4164          6   1  0   53 WANDERERS (329)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE VEAL DEAL 4104         11   7  0   52 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE VEAL DEAL 4104.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
SPUD-BEARING FUZZ 4161, FLUTTERLEE 4153, APOLLO XI 4168, HOLY SCHLITZ 4052, THE VEAL 
DEAL 4104, PARNIAN 4138, PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059, LURLINE GRACE 4164, GREW SOME GRUE 
4124, and JEHU 3963.

The least popular fighter this week was SATURN 3990.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139, MEAT THE FOCKERS 4176, RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165, JEHU 
3963, GREW SOME GRUE 4124, LURLINE GRACE 4164, PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059, PARNIAN 4138, 
THE VEAL DEAL 4104, and HOLY SCHLITZ 4052.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS (41-4080) GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
PORTERHOUSE ARREST (41-4059) GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZEBRAWOOD 3595 (57-43-0)               1  3  0         ACTION TOYS          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AFRICAN GREY 3317 (20-25-2)            1  3  0         BIRDS                
MATA HARI 3812 (42-34-1)               1  3  0         FIST OF FIVE         
DUNCAN 1994 (39-33-1)                  0  3  0         THUNDERSTRUCK        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PELICAN 3949 (16-10-0)                 1  3  0         BIRDS                
ING 3532 (14-10-1)                     0  3  0         UNEARTHLY PIMPS      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OSTRICH 3970 (12-13-0)                 2  3  0         BIRDS                
CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080 (14-6-0)      1  3  0         GLAD TO MEAT YOU     

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OSPRY 3988 (4-10-2)                    1  3  0         BIRDS                
BLACK OUT 3310 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         BLACK PLAGUE         
THE VEAL DEAL 4104 (10-6-0)            0  3  0         GLAD TO MEAT YOU     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FALCON 4004 (1-4-0)                    1  3  0         BIRDS                
KING FISHER 4005 (2-5-0)               0  1  0  DEAD   BIRDS                

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SWAN 4107 (1-1-0)                      4  3  0         BIRDS                
SPUD-BEARING FUZZ 4161 (4-0-0)         3  3  0         OLD SCHOOL           
RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165 (1-3-0)           1  3  1         GLAD TO MEAT YOU     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
APOLLO XI 4168 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!!