DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2005    Duedate: 02/11/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-452

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RONALD MCDONALD
CLOWNING AROUND (354)
(42-4041) [17-0-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RONALD MCDONALD                ALABAMA BLACKSNAKE
CLOWNING AROUND (354)          FULL METAL JACKET (347)
(42-4041) [17-0-1,138]         (42-3971) [1-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUSHEE SU                      HANDSOME IS
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-3983) [19-34-0,91]         (42-4164) [7-9-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        32
2. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       17      CLOWNING AROUND (354)
3. FULL METAL JACKET (347)     12      Unchartered Team
4. DELVERS (154)               10
5. WHAT A TEAM! (376)           1      FULL METAL JACKET (347)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     67  44  1 60.4   1/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      8  7 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     328 223 17 59.5   2/ 3 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     7  2 0
 3- 4 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       188 190 10 49.7   3- 1 KING'S KREW (151)         7  3 1
 4/ 0*FULL METAL JACKET (347)    7   8  0 46.7   4- 4 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        4  1 0
 5/ 1*RESCUE RANGERS (296)       3   4  0 42.9   5/ 5 DELVERS (154)             4 11 0
 6/ 5 DELVERS (154)            370 512  9 42.0   6/ 0*FULL METAL JACKET (347)   1  1 0
 7- 6 KING'S KREW (151)         93 146  3 38.9   7/ 6*RESCUE RANGERS (296)      1  3 0
 8/ 0*WHAT A TEAM! (376)         0   1  0  0.0   8/ 0*WHAT A TEAM! (376)        0  1 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 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): PROWESS of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): WOLF SPIDER of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): STEAL SHANK of DARK PENNACLE (Dincuru Feadagnor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): BENDER of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): MEET DEATH of INANIMATE TOFU (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): DARK GUMBY of WASTELAND II from BONSUR (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): none
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): FORMIDABLE of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
                           YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): DONNA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, RODEKI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, KING'S KREW, since COLOR ME 
SUAVE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see FRANKENBUTT win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT beat DALE and DALE lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, CRIX BREMOORE has lost the Title 
of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as RONALD MCDONALD 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.  
FLAGG'S FIVE, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was CLOWNING AROUND.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, SUSHEE SU was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I notice RONALD MCDONALD challenging 
down 40 points to fight JOHN ROSE, CLOWNING AROUND doubtless has some rotten excuse 
for such an insult to honor.  And golly gee, RONALD MCDONALD bested JOHN ROSE.  
Aren't we all surprised and impressed?  THIRD BASE SPOCK was challenged by one of 
CLOWNING AROUND's warriors this turn, with BOZO having a lead of 32 points going into 
the fight.  And sorry to say, BOZO defeated THIRD BASE SPOCK, leaving a bad feeling 
with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of RODEKI.  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                  
 RONALD MCDONALD 4041         17   0  1   138       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOZO 4016                    21  26  0   105       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
-CRIX BREMOORE 4091           10   8  1   105       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116        17   8  0    98       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 SUSHEE SU 3983               19  34  0    91       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN ROSE 3985               18  35  0    89       DELVERS (154)
 MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130          12   7  0    82       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167        10   5  0    74       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-MASUMII 4117                  9   6  0    67       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092           11   7  0    60       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-BLAZING BLUR 4136             7   3  0    57       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MOLE 4118                11  13  1    53       DELVERS (154)
-RIMA ADLER 4187               6   1  1    53       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 RED SKELTON 4153              6   8  0    46       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175            8   6  3    40       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDSOME IS 4164              7   9  0    37       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KRISTINE 4174                 5   4  0    33       KING'S KREW (151)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186        7   4  0    32       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-DR. HOOK 4125                 6  10  0    30       KING'S KREW (151)
 ALABAMA BLACKSNAKE 3971       1   1  0    30       FULL METAL JACKET (347)
 FRANKENBUTT 4188              5   2  1    29       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 MONTY 3457                    2   1  0    29       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALEX 4190                     3   0  1    22       KING'S KREW (151)
-MICHAEL ADDISON 4191          2   0  0    17       KING'S KREW (151)
 DALE 4192                     1   1  0     9       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
-JEREMY 4189                   2   2  0     8       KING'S KREW (151)
 JOKER 3981                    1   0  0     3       FULL METAL JACKET (347)
 BOB THE IMPALER 4196          0   1  0     1       WHAT A TEAM! (376)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DELORES 4147           4  4 0 KING'S KREW 151       HANDSOME DOES 4175    448 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ronald McDonald -- Good cheeseburger, but the fries were soggy. -- John Rose

Third Base Spock -- Just remember, I'm always willing to do my special slice-and-dice
move again.  Any time. -- Sushee Su

Virtuous Vixen -- It was the disappointment that did me in.  Virtue is so...boring.
-- The Mole

Red Skelton -- That was unhandsome of you! -- Handsome Does
P.S.  It would be worse if my cousin had won his fight, but since he lost to a
Captured Orc...!

H. Does -- He had a hidden weapon! -- H. Is

Ed. -- Steely underwear?  Now THAT is an unpleasant thought.  What do you do when
it's hot out? -- Sushee Su

     I don't know.  Perhaps you don't wear cats when it's hot, so you don't need the
     steely underwear. -- Ed.

Ronald McDonald -- And you could run a concession stand at the tourneys, too. -- John
Rose

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

RONALD MCDONALD devastated JOHN ROSE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BOZO subdued THIRD BASE SPOCK in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
1977 AMC MATADOR won victory over SUSHEE SU in a 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
RED SKELTON defeated HANDSOME IS in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT devastated DALE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MIYAGI'S MIATA slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody match.
THE MOLE handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute gruesome uneven fight.
HANDSOME DOES vanquished MONTY in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
ALABAMA BLACKSNAKE was vanquished by FRANKENBUTT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JOKER savagely defeated BOB THE IMPALER in a tiring 28 minute gory beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  10 -  3      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  21 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  20 -  0      39  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RONALD MCDONALD 4041       17   0  1  138 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
WALL OF STEEL    1977 AMC MATADOR 4116      17   8  0   98 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130        12   7  0   82 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
BASHING ATTACK   THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167      10   5  0   74 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HANDSOME DOES 4175          8   6  3   40 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUSHEE SU 3983.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HANDSOME IS 4164.  The ten other most popular fighters were HANDSOME DOES 4175, 
BOZO 4016, RED SKELTON 4153, MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130, RONALD MCDONALD 4041, THIRD BASE 
SPOCK 4167, THE MOLE 4118, 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116, FRANKENBUTT 4188, and JOHN ROSE 
3985.

The least popular fighter this week was BOB THE IMPALER 4196.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JOKER 3981, DALE 4192, ALABAMA BLACKSNAKE 3971, MONTY 3457, 
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, SUSHEE SU 3983, JOHN ROSE 3985, FRANKENBUTT 4188, 1977 AMC 
MATADOR 4116, and THE MOLE 4118.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MICHAEL 764 (173-96-5)                 7  3  0         ARCHANGEL            
BLUE ZIG 3078 (79-88-6)                2  3  0         ALL YOUR BASE        
TAIL BANDIT 2097 (83-44-2)             2  3  0         TAIL BANDITS         
URIEL 761 (146-132-10)                 1  4  0         ARCHANGEL            
VULTUREMAN 3394 (134-45-4)             1  4  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JANET RENO 3823 (39-63-1)              4  3  0         I'M SO SEXY          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STUPID SEXY FLANDERS 3836 (20-15-0)    4  3  0         I'M SO SEXY          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ADASHIR 4088 (7-3-0)                   2  3  0         HIGHER PURPOSE       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALABAMA BLACKSNAKE 3971 (1-0-0)        4  3  0         FULL METAL JACKET    
MONTY 3457 (2-0-0)                     2  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS       
AENEAS 4140 (4-2-1)                    1  3  0         HIGHER PURPOSE       
ALARIC 4086 (7-3-0)                    0  3  0         HIGHER PURPOSE