DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/05/2005    Duedate: 11/18/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OSTMAN
WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
(42-4034) [13-3-1,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OSTMAN                         POSITION IS EMPTY
WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)      
(42-4034) [13-3-1,149]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED SKELTON                    ROCKJAW
CLOWNING AROUND (354)          DELVERS (154)
(42-4153) [19-15-0,92]         (42-4209) [9-5-1,33]

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)        29
2. WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)   19      CLOWNING AROUND (354)
3. HIGHER PURPOSE (363)         5      Unchartered Team
4. CLOWNING AROUND (354)        4
5. WIND STORM (219)             0      JUSTICE (56)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     82  55  1 59.9   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      7  8 0
 2/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     384 266 18 59.1   2/ 2 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  6  0 0
 3- 4 WIND STORM (219)          35  28  5 55.6   3- 3 WIND STORM (219)          5  3 0
 4/ 6 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  30  24  2 55.6   4/ 5 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      3  0 0
 5/ 5 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      34  28  4 54.8   5/ 4 DELVERS (154)             3 12 0
 6- 7 RESCUE RANGERS (296)       8   9  0 47.1   6/ 8 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     2  1 0
 7/ 8 DELVERS (154)            409 565 11 42.0   7- 7 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      1  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 530): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 415): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): NOTTHUR of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 534): TRAUMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 533): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 534): SWEATY of BRAIN (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 520): BOOKIE of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 519): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 493): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 483): GUHULONG of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 471): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): HARZOGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): VIRET of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): KOOL AID of LIQUIDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 412): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 530): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 415): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 534): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 533): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 534): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 520): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 519): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 493): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 483): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 471): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): CARESS OF STEEL (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 412): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): NOTTHUR of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
              (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): 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 529): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): HARZOGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for FRANKENBUTT, who flew up 17 points in 
the rankings after mashing THE MOLE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was THE MOLE, who dropped 14 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with FRANKENBUTT.  The most challenged warrior 
this week was OSTMAN.  If this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  
Drawing on all of his experience as a 19-11-1 warrior, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT went for the 
Duelmastership against OSTMAN this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up with 
aught but bloody knuckles was COLOR ME SUAVE's KANGAROO LIFEBOAT, who was turned away 
from the Duelmastership by OSTMAN.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, 
so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that WIND STORM was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of WIND STORM's warriors, 
I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch COLOR ME SUAVE's act in 
the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from WIND STORM.  Can 
any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying ADASHIR will do.  He challenged 
43 points down to trash LA CHISELLE.  Definition of petty:  ADASHIR beat LA CHISELLE, 
a mismatch of 43 points.  FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE had better have a good 
reason for challenging down 14 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought FOUR 
OF SPADES showed great skill and promise when he lost to FREDIBAR.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSTMAN 4034                  13   3  1   149       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADASHIR 4088                 14   6  0   121       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 FRANKENBUTT 4188             17  10  1   102       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       19  12  1    92       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 RED SKELTON 4153             19  15  0    92       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KELDON WARLORD 2501          11   8  1    90       WIND STORM (219)
 THE MOLE 4118                18  26  1    82       DELVERS (154)
-SU-CHI 2500                   7   6  1    76       WIND STORM (219)
 LA CHISELLE 4210              8   6  1    72       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARERIS 4035                  10   5  0    65       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
-ALARIC 4086                   7   4  0    63       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           10  24  3    57       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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   5  1    33       DELVERS (154)
-AENEAS 4140                   4   2  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237          4   0  0    33       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-GADGET 4193                   2   0  0    28       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
-NIKIAS 4138                   4   4  1    27       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDIBAR 4236                 1   3  0    16       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234           3   2  0    11       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-CHIP 4201                     1   0  0    11       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GRAY & TAN 4235        1  4 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    BLACK ORC 20          472 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Handsome Does -- Oh, my!  You got the jump, but for some strange reason, I dominated
from that point out.  Sorry, but I'm glad to see I can do that kind of damage,
handicapped with my style, and all.  *grin* -- Northern Paladin

The Mole -- BAH!!!  How many times must you get desperate before ya drop?!?  Maybe
next time I can win. -- Su-chi

Kangaroo Lifeboat -- Go float on somebody ELSE'S pond!  I would have had the throne
this time around...grrrrr. -- Keldon Warlord

Four of Spades -- Ya can't win if ya can't hit me!  Either you need more attack, or I
need less parry.  Whatcha think of the odds of me LOSING parry skills? -- Rock

La Chiselle -- Rodeki is the closest I could come. -- Keldon Warlord

Rodeki -- The tourney tapped me out, so need to stop play in this arena (too darned
soon) until I can get the extra funds in my account. -- Lord Xiang

Adashir -- I do NOT see how that can be a higher purpose.  It looks like an ordinary,
low, orcish purpose to ME.  And I should know.  I've seen a lot of low orcish
purposes in my life. -- La Chiselle, filled with low orcish purpose

Su-Chi -- You're almost as bad as my teammate, the now-departed (and we were glad to
see her go) Sushee Su.  Almost.  Don't push it, kid. -- The Mole
P.S.  And NO, I am not a dwarf, dammit.  I don't want to hear any comments, okay?
It's because I hadn't shaved the day I signed up, and whenever the Commission idiots
see a beard, they shout "dwarf!"  As if!

Northern Paladin -- A likely story.  An orc?  Not much. -- Handsome Does

Why does the Dangerous Criminal almost always win? -- Rockjaw

Jockstrap Jones -- You have set new standards of suavity. -- Fredibar

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

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRAY & TAN was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT was vanquished by OSTMAN in a 1 minute Challenge Title battle.
ADASHIR vanquished LA CHISELLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
FRANKENBUTT overpowered THE MOLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FOUR OF SPADES lost to FREDIBAR in a exciting 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
JOCKSTRAP JONES unbelievably bested ROCKJAW in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
RED SKELTON won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 2 minute expert's duel.
ARERIS viciously subdued HANDSOME DOES in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  13 -  0      19  |

Turn 472 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 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                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                13   3  1  149 WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
LUNGING ATTACK   ADASHIR 4088               14   6  0  121 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188           17  10  1  102 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     19  12  1   92 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
BASHING ATTACK   RED SKELTON 4153           19  15  0   92 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
AIMED BLOW       LA CHISELLE 4210            8   6  1   72 DELVERS (154)
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 ROCKJAW 4209.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRANKENBUTT 4188, 
ARERIS 4035, OSTMAN 4034, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, RED SKELTON 4153, ADASHIR 4088, FOUR 
OF SPADES 4234, FREDIBAR 4236, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, and GRAY & TAN 4235.

The least popular fighter this week was HANDSOME DOES 4175.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE MOLE 4118, LA CHISELLE 4210, GRAY & TAN 4235, KANGAROO 
LIFEBOAT 4186, FREDIBAR 4236, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, ADASHIR 4088, RED SKELTON 4153, 
JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, and OSTMAN 4034.