DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/07/2005    Duedate: 05/20/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-459

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIYAGI'S MIATA
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4130) [15-11-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ADASHIR                        SOUPLE
HIGHER PURPOSE (363)           WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
(42-4088) [8-3-0,97]           (42-4030) [4-2-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

1977 AMC MATADOR               SOUPLE
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
(42-4116) [22-10-0,80]         (42-4030) [4-2-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)   19
2. HIGHER PURPOSE (363)        16      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)               12      Unchartered Team
4. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        12
5. CLOWNING AROUND (354)        3WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     350 236 18 59.7   1/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      8  7 0
 2/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     72  52  1 58.1   2/ 1 DELVERS (154)             7  6 0
 3/ 0 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      28  23  4 54.9   3/ 7 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     2  1 0
 4- 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       202 199 10 50.4   4/ 0*WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  2  1 0
 5/ 0*WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  14  14  0 50.0   5- 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        2  3 0
 6/ 4 DELVERS (154)            386 529  9 42.2   6/ 0 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      1  0 0
 7- 5*RESCUE RANGERS (296)       5   8  0 38.5   7- 6*RESCUE RANGERS (296)      0  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 521): SNAG of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): PIP of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): THE UPRIGHT MAN of ALASTARIAN IDOL (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): THAT! of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 521): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): ESPANA (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): KING NIXON (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): TWISTED SISTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): BLEVINS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
                          WHIRLING MIST of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
              (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     There I was, minding my own business, which is digging for ore.  Comes every two
weeks and Harby drags me out to "get some sunshine," by which he means do a stint in
the arena.  Well, I don't care for that, but Harby runs the mine right, and I can put
up with his foibles, if it's only one day every other week.  So I slap some of the
rock-dust off and swap my pickaxe for a sanctioned weapon, and have at some poor fool
who doesn't know me any better'n I know him.  And then I get a bandaid or two and go
back down the tunnel.  This is not, maybe, an exciting life, but it's MY life and I
like it, okay?
     But this time, I meet the Color Me Tedious "warrior" 1977 Amc Matador, and it's
a different story.  He's got some cheap souvenir sort of blade (Fact!  It said
"Remember Tricorus" on it, and you know they don't make any decent steel in
Tricorus.) and naturally it breaks.  So the idiot tries to beat me with his fists!
Can you figure it?  I work in a tunnel and I'm all the time getting pummeled with
falling rocks, and he tries to use his FISTS?  Well, okay, it isn't like he had much
CHOICE, but still, he can't have expected to win THEN.  So I run circles around him
for a while, and for someone who pushes ore carts up steep tunnel floors, this is
easy, and he quits.  Finally!
     But then!  The rockheaded arenamaster named me Duel2Dude!  ME?  Public
appearances, this column, all sorts of formalities, and I DON'T LIKE formalities.  I
have rocks to smash.
     So, somebody defeat me, okay?  But without killing me, because that would be
very inconvenient.

                                      The Mole

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
RODEKI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, DELVERS, since COLOR ME 
SUAVE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  CLOWNING AROUND 
turned their 1-0-0 turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see ADASHIR win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ADASHIR beat 
FRANKENBUTT and FRANKENBUTT lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as MIYAGI'S MIATA 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!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the RODEKI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130          15  11  0    90       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092           14   8  0    99       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADASHIR 4088                  8   3  0    97       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASUMII 4117                 11   9  0    83       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116        22  10  0    80       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THE MOLE 4118                14  17  1    79       DELVERS (154)
-BLAZING BLUR 4136            10   5  0    75       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 FRANKENBUTT 4188             11   3  1    72       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       14   4  1    67       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167        11  11  0    65       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 SOUPLE 4030                   4   2  0    61       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
-ALARIC 4086                   7   3  0    59       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDSOME IS 4164             10  13  0    55       DELVERS (154)
 RED SKELTON 4153              9  12  0    50       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 OSTMAN 4034                   4   2  0    50       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 ARERIS 4035                   4   1  0    46       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
-RIMA ADLER 4187               8   3  1    45       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175            8  13  3    40       DELVERS (154)
-MONTY 3457                    4   3  0    37       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIKIAS 4138                   4   3  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
-AENEAS 4140                   4   2  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                  1   0  0    15       DELVERS (154)
 LA CHISELLE 4210              1   0  0     9       DELVERS (154)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Miyagi's Miata -- Well, I wish Miyagi would keep you HOME, boy.  You're not only
ugly, you've been shedding all over my leathers.  Think I like this?  As if!  It is
absolute HECK to clean cat hairs off leather.  'Specially off suede, which is my
preferred leather.  It's got class, you know.  And I am nothing if not classy. --
Hamdsone Is, striking a pose for the fans

Red Skelton -- (hollowly)  Ha.  Ha.  Very funny.  It probably goes over just FINE
with another clown, but don't, please, "mistake" me for a post and try to drive me
into the ground again.  That many aspirins make my stomach hurt. -- Handsome Does, if
he has to

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE MOLE was viciously subdued by MIYAGI'S MIATA in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
1977 AMC MATADOR handily defeated HANDSOME IS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THIRD BASE SPOCK lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
ADASHIR overpowered FRANKENBUTT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT bested SOUPLE in a action packed 2 minute brawl.
OSTMAN overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ARERIS savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
HANDSOME DOES was defeated by RED SKELTON in a 2 minute expert's duel.
ROCKJAW overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LA CHISELLE overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    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 -   1 -  0      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  17 -  0      32  |

Turn 459 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-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130        15  11  0   90 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
LUNGING ATTACK   ADASHIR 4088                8   3  0   97 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
WALL OF STEEL    1977 AMC MATADOR 4116      22  10  0   80 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188           11   3  1   72 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     14   4  1   67 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  OSTMAN 4034                 4   2  0   50 WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)

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 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SOUPLE 4030.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIYAGI'S MIATA 
4130, ARERIS 4035, LA CHISELLE 4210, ADASHIR 4088, OSTMAN 4034, HANDSOME DOES 4175, 
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, RED SKELTON 4153, THE MOLE 4118, and 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116.

The least popular fighter this week was FRANKENBUTT 4188.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HANDSOME IS 4164, ROCKJAW 4209, THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167, 1977 AMC 
MATADOR 4116, THE MOLE 4118, RED SKELTON 4153, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, HANDSOME DOES 
4175, OSTMAN 4034, and ADASHIR 4088.