DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/22/2005    Duedate: 11/04/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-471

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OSTMAN
WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
(42-4034) [12-3-1,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OSTMAN                         POSITION IS EMPTY
WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)      
(42-4034) [12-3-1,135]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED SKELTON                    CHIP
CLOWNING AROUND (354)          RESCUE RANGERS (296)
(42-4153) [18-15-0,88]         (42-4201) [1-0-0,11]

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)        28
2. WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)   17      CLOWNING AROUND (354)
3. RESCUE RANGERS (296)        12      Unchartered Team
4. HIGHER PURPOSE (363)         5
5. DELVERS (154)                2      JUSTICE (56)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WHAT A TEAM! (376)         6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      7  8 0
 2/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     81  55  1 59.6   2/ 3 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  5  1 0
 3/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     382 263 18 59.2   3/ 5 WIND STORM (219)          5  3 0
 4/ 4 WIND STORM (219)          35  28  5 55.6   4/ 2 DELVERS (154)             5 10 0
 5/ 5 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      33  28  4 54.1   5/ 4 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      3  0 0
 6/ 6 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  28  24  2 53.8   6- 7*WHAT A TEAM! (376)        1  0 0
 7/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (296)       8   9  0 47.1   7/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      1  1 0
 8/ 7 DELVERS (154)            408 561 11 42.1   8/ 6 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     1  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 529): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 368): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 529): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 368): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 413): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 518): WILL THE BIKER of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            PREBIRTH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 491): SASQUATCH COWBOY of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for FRANKENBUTT, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing 
VETERAN MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  FOUR OF SPADES was beat by ROCK and drops 10 
points.  Our battling duelmaster OSTMAN has managed to hold the title, fending off 
RED SKELTON's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, CLOWNING AROUND.  Can 
you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the RODEKI arena.  Did you 
hear that COLOR ME SUAVE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of COLOR ME SUAVE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be 
funny, but catch WIND STORM's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly 
deft at running from COLOR ME SUAVE.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, 
THE MOLE would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  
Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying ADASHIR will do.  He 
challenged 37 points down to trash LA CHISELLE.  Definition of petty:  ADASHIR won 
victory over LA CHISELLE, a mismatch of 37 points.  Well, it looks like KANGAROO 
LIFEBOAT wasn't happy with last turn's rank, so he went for broke by challenging up 
44 points.  No guts, no glory.  I heard KANGAROO LIFEBOAT laughed all the way to the 
inn as his new point total of 98 was posted in the arena.  I guess beating KELDON 
WARLORD really pays!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SU-CHI went after 
THE MOLE, who was higher by 22 points.  Well, when the dust settled, SU-CHI was beat 
by THE MOLE.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the RODEKI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  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                  
 OSTMAN 4034                  12   3  1   135       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADASHIR 4088                 13   6  0   116       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       19  11  1    98       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THE MOLE 4118                18  25  1    96       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELDON WARLORD 2501          11   8  1    90       WIND STORM (219)
 RED SKELTON 4153             18  15  0    88       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 FRANKENBUTT 4188             16  10  1    85       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 SU-CHI 2500                   7   6  1    76       WIND STORM (219)
 LA CHISELLE 4210              8   5  1    73       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALARIC 4086                   7   4  0    63       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 ARERIS 4035                   9   5  0    60       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
-BOB THE IMPALER 4196          6   1  0    57       WHAT A TEAM! (376)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           10  23  3    56       DELVERS (154)
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497         7   5  1    52       WIND STORM (219)
 ROCK 2562                     6   1  1    38       WIND STORM (219)
 MONTY 3457                    4   4  0    38       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                  9   4  1    33       DELVERS (154)
-AENEAS 4140                   4   2  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
-GADGET 4193                   2   0  0    28       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIKIAS 4138                   4   4  1    27       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237          3   0  0    18       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234           3   1  0    17       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 CHIP 4201                     1   0  0    11       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 GRAY & TAN 4235               1   3  0     6       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 FREDIBAR 4236                 0   3  0     3       DELVERS (154)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rodeki -- Stopping by long enough to graduate at least one warrior, possibly more if
finances hold out.  Until then, may your blades be sharp and true...against each
other!!  *grin* -- Lord Xiang, mgr. Wind Storm

La Chiselle -- An equitable trade, I believe.  My victory, and your learns.  Until
next we meet! -- Keldon Warlord

Ostman -- You're my target this turn.  May the better warrior (me, of course) win! --
Keldon Warlord

Rockjaw -- More of a glass jaw, don'tcha think?  Nothing wrong with your learns,
however! -- Su-chi

Areris -- Well fought!  Perhaps next time you'll let me win? -- Northern Paladin

Gray & Tan -- Twelve minutes, not bad for a Ripper!  Bit of advice though, next time
bring a lawn chair for greater endurance.  You almost beat me for least popular this
turn, too!!  We'll make a scum outta ya yet! -- Rock (Mr Rock to those I vanquish)

Suave -- I'll beat the newsletter...I avoided your team.  Nothing personal, just
wanted my challenges to go through. -- Lord Xiang

Ostman -- That doesn't make sense.  I mean, I know what an oast is, and an ost is
probably about the same, yes?  And it doesn't have ANYTHING to do with swords. -- The
Mole

Keldon Warlord -- Damned dwarf!  Go find a war and lord it over that, why don't you?
-- La Chiselle

Su-Chi -- If you're anything like my former teammate Sushee Su, I want nothing to DO
with you!  That woman was--probably still is, but she's gone out of town now, thank
the gods--a maniac.  A bloodthirsty maniac. -- Rockjaw

The Userous Merchant has a serious problem, in that when someone just says "No!" to
him, he is at a loss what to do. -- Handsome Does

Four of Spades -- Well, listen, dude.  If I had a five of diamonds, you'd be in
TROUBLE. -- Fredibar

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ADASHIR devastated LA CHISELLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SU-CHI was unbelievably bested by THE MOLE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge battle.
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT won victory over KELDON WARLORD in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
NORTHERN PALADIN savagely defeated HANDSOME DOES in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
ROCK devastated FOUR OF SPADES in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
OSTMAN devastated RED SKELTON in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched Title match.
FRANKENBUTT handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ROCKJAW lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute duel.
MONTY was savagely defeated by ARERIS in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
JOCKSTRAP JONES luckily beat FREDIBAR in a 4 minute beginner's match.
GRAY & TAN was beaten by CHIP in a exciting 4 minute bloody novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  2      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  10 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  12 -  0      20  |

Turn 471 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  OSTMAN 4034                12   3  1  135 WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
LUNGING ATTACK   ADASHIR 4088               13   6  0  116 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     19  11  1   98 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  KELDON WARLORD 2501        11   8  1   90 WIND STORM (219)
BASHING ATTACK   RED SKELTON 4153           18  15  0   88 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188           16  10  1   85 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       LA CHISELLE 4210            8   5  1   73 DELVERS (154)
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497       7   5  1   52 WIND STORM (219)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED SKELTON 4153.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHIP 4201.  The ten other most popular fighters were SU-CHI 2500, KELDON 
WARLORD 2501, ARERIS 4035, OSTMAN 4034, FREDIBAR 4236, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, THE MOLE 
4118, NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, FRANKENBUTT 4188, and ADASHIR 4088.

The least popular fighter this week was HANDSOME DOES 4175.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LA CHISELLE 4210, MONTY 3457, ROCKJAW 4209, RED SKELTON 4153, 
ROCK 2562, GRAY & TAN 4235, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, ADASHIR 
4088, and FRANKENBUTT 4188.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes