DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/19/2005    Duedate: 12/02/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRANKENBUTT
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4188) [18-10-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRANKENBUTT                    BOB THE IMPALER
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           WHAT A TEAM! (376)
(42-4188) [18-10-1,107]        (42-4196) [7-1-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED SKELTON                    SU-CHI
CLOWNING AROUND (354)          WIND STORM (219)
(42-4153) [19-16-0,85]         (42-2500) [8-6-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIND STORM (219)            35
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        18      CLOWNING AROUND (354)
3. DELVERS (154)               18      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS (296)         7
5. WHAT A TEAM! (376)           2      WHAT A TEAM! (376)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WHAT A TEAM! (376)         7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      8  7 0
 2/ 1 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     82  56  1 59.4   2/ 3 WIND STORM (219)          5  3 0
 3/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     387 268 18 59.1   3/ 2 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  4  1 0
 4/ 3 WIND STORM (219)          38  29  5 56.7   4/ 5 DELVERS (154)             4 11 0
 5- 5 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      34  28  4 54.8   5- 4 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      2  0 0
 6/ 4 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  30  25  2 54.5   6/ 0*WHAT A TEAM! (376)        1  0 0
 7/ 6 RESCUE RANGERS (296)       8  10  0 44.4   7/ 7 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      1  2 0
 8/ 7 DELVERS (154)            411 568 11 42.0   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 531): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 416): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 539): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 535): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 534): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 538): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 535): SWEATY of BRAIN (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 530): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 521): BOOKIE of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 520): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 494): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 484): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 214): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 472): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 420): DELANGE 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 413): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 531): none
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 416): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 539): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 535): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 534): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 538): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 535): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 530): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 521): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 520): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 494): none
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 484): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 214): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 472): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 420): 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 413): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 531): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): NOTTHUR of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 494): SHADOW STARR of SUICIDAL DREAMS (Talon Darkhart, 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

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  FOUR OF SPADES caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ROCKJAW and was awarded 22 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SU-CHI put down KANGAROO 
LIFEBOAT, causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, OSTMAN has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
The city has turned out in honor of FRANKENBUTT, for with his arena victory he may 
now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned 
that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in RODEKI these days is COLOR ME SUAVE.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding COLOR ME SUAVE.  Indeed it was WIND 
STORM.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge 
that many fighters are after THE MOLE.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of RED SKELTON who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 
10 points below in the rankings.  I thought RED SKELTON showed great skill and 
promise when he was defeated by THE MOLE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in RODEKI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANKENBUTT 4188             18  10  1   107       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OSTMAN 4034                  13   3  1   149       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
-ADASHIR 4088                 14   6  0   121       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 THE MOLE 4118                19  26  1    97       DELVERS (154)
 KELDON WARLORD 2501          12   8  1    97       WIND STORM (219)
 SU-CHI 2500                   8   6  1    96       WIND STORM (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED SKELTON 4153             19  16  0    85       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       19  13  1    80       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 LA CHISELLE 4210              8   7  1    71       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALARIC 4086                   7   4  0    63       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 ARERIS 4035                  10   6  0    62       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497         8   5  1    61       WIND STORM (219)
 BOB THE IMPALER 4196          7   1  0    59       WHAT A TEAM! (376)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           10  25  3    58       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONTY 3457                    4   4  0    38       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 ROCK 2562                     6   2  1    37       WIND STORM (219)
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237          5   0  0    35       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 ROCKJAW 4209                  9   6  1    34       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AENEAS 4140                   4   2  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234           4   2  0    33       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                 2   3  0    18       DELVERS (154)
 CHIP 4201                     1   1  0    18       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 RUNNING INTO A WALL 4239      0   1  0     1       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rodeki -- It seems I'll be able to do a turn possibly every 2-3 turns, if finances
hold out.  If money improves, maybe a tad more than that. -- Lord Xiang

The Mole -- Awww, I'm not THAT bad.  (in a small voice)  Am I? -- Su-chi

Handsome Does -- Like The Mole isn't a dwarf, I'm not an orc!  Okay, I may not be
pretty, like you, but I'm NOT PORK!!! -- Northern Paladin

Adashir -- Listen, I don't BELIEVE in higher purposes, see?  None.  Most purposes are
LOWER, and any orc worthy of the name KNOWS that.  So give it all up and sink to your
true level. -- La Chiselle
P.S.  Although challenge was a good step in the right direction.  Very Delarquan.

Frankenbutt -- Gods, that's ugly! -- The Mole

Four of Spades -- It isn't so suave when I've got the five, is it?  Ha! -- Fredibar

Jockstrap Jones -- I was going to make a comment about your name and your orcness,
but Nick said it wouldn't get past Ed.  So I'm leaving it to your imagination. --
Rockjaw
P.S.  'Course, a lot depends on where you keep your imagination, doesn't it?

Areris -- Yeah, well, I don't LIKE the way your sword goes.  I want it to go the
OTHER way next time. -- Handsome Does

Northern Paladin -- (growl) -- Handsome Does

Su-Chi -- I have a bottomless well of desperation. -- The Mole

Keldon Warlord -- Then you haven't looked very hard.  There are wars everywhere.
Just, most of them haven't been declared formally.  But they ARE being fought. -- La
Chiselle

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

RED SKELTON was viciously subdued by THE MOLE in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
NORTHERN PALADIN viciously subdued HANDSOME DOES in a 4 minute Challenge match.
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT was viciously subdued by SU-CHI in a 2 minute veteran's contest.
FRANKENBUTT devastated LA CHISELLE in a 1 minute gory uneven Title brawl.
KELDON WARLORD devastated ARERIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
BOB THE IMPALER outlasted ROCK in a dull 16 minute melee.
ROCKJAW was vanquished by FOUR OF SPADES in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JOCKSTRAP JONES defeated CHIP in a 2 minute duel.
FREDIBAR won victory over RUNNING INTO A WALL in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  2      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  14 -  0      18  |

Turn 473 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 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188           18  10  1  107 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  KELDON WARLORD 2501        12   8  1   97 WIND STORM (219)
LUNGING ATTACK   SU-CHI 2500                 8   6  1   96 WIND STORM (219)
BASHING ATTACK   RED SKELTON 4153           19  16  0   85 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     19  13  1   80 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       LA CHISELLE 4210            8   7  1   71 DELVERS (154)
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497       8   5  1   61 WIND STORM (219)
WALL OF STEEL    JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237        5   0  0   35 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209                9   6  1   34 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 SU-CHI 2500.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE MOLE 4118, RED 
SKELTON 4153, NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, HANDSOME DOES 4175, CHIP 4201, FRANKENBUTT 4188, 
KELDON WARLORD 2501, ARERIS 4035, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, and JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCK 2562.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOB THE IMPALER 4196, RUNNING INTO A WALL 4239, ROCKJAW 4209, LA 
CHISELLE 4210, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, FREDIBAR 4236, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, FOUR OF 
SPADES 4234, ARERIS 4035, and KELDON WARLORD 2501.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KELDON WARLORD (42-2501) WIND STORM (219)