DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2006    Duedate: 01/27/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SU-CHI
WIND STORM (219)
(42-2500) [9-6-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SU-CHI                         DAGUS
WIND STORM (219)               HONORGUARD (382)
(42-2500) [9-6-2,102]          (42-4240) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  ROCKJAW
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4175) [10-29-3,63]         (42-4209) [12-7-1,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HONORGUARD (382)            31
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        19      WHAT A TEAM! (376)
3. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       16      Unchartered Team
4. WHAT A TEAM! (376)          15
5. DELVERS (154)               14      HONORGUARD (382)

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)        10   2  0 83.3   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      8  7 1
 2/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     86  56  1 60.6   2/ 3 DELVERS (154)             4 10 0
 3/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     397 278 19 58.8   3/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     3  0 0
 4/ 4 WIND STORM (219)          41  31  6 56.9   4/ 5 WHAT A TEAM! (376)        2  1 0
 5- 5 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      36  28  5 56.3   5/ 0*HONORGUARD (382)          2  3 0
 6/ 8 DELVERS (154)            417 581 11 41.8   6- 4 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      1  0 1
 7/ 0*HONORGUARD (382)           2   3  0 40.0   7/ 6 WIND STORM (219)          1  1 1

    '*'   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 535): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): OTIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): LHOTSE of EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 535): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): none
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): PORTAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): MAGIC JOHNSON of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): DONNA THE HUNTRESS of THE FALLEN (Azrael, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome RODEKI.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  RODEKI's got someone new to 
push around.  C'mon everyone, challenge HONORGUARD.  Let's see how long they last.  
What's with FOUR OF SPADES?  He actually beat DELVERS' LA CHISELLE, and walked away 
with 19 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at WHAT A TEAM! while they 
watched BOB THE IMPALER clobber KANGAROO LIFEBOAT.  He lost 7 points and got bruised 
from objects thrown from the stands.  Apparently RODEKI isn't filled with as many 
gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  
Another fighter (FRANKENBUTT 20-12-1) challenged another Duelmaster (RED SKELTON 
23-16-0).  Life goes on.  FRANKENBUTT was reminded on the sands why RED SKELTON is 
Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
WIND STORM.  The bums at COLOR ME SUAVE couldn't face the challenges from WIND STORM! 
No excuse for that!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't 
stick around with a 8-11-1, and FOUR OF SPADES easily took care of LA CHISELLE.  Is 
it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good 
skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SU-CHI 2500                   9   6  2   102       WIND STORM (219)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANKENBUTT 4188             20  12  1    91       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB THE IMPALER 4196         10   2  0    85       WHAT A TEAM! (376)
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234           8   2  1    85       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       20  16  1    77       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           10  29  3    63       DELVERS (154)
-ALARIC 4086                   7   4  0    63       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 ROCKJAW 4209                 12   7  1    57       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NORTHERN PALADIN 2497         8   6  1    44       WIND STORM (219)
-ROCK 2562                     7   3  1    41       WIND STORM (219)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237          7   2  0    33       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-AENEAS 4140                   4   2  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
-NIKIAS 4138                   4   4  1    27       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 FREDIBAR 4236                 3   6  0    26       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAGUS 4240                    1   0  0    15       HONORGUARD (382)
 AKIMA 4244                    1   0  0    13       HONORGUARD (382)
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 1   0  0     6       DELVERS (154)
 DRELL VANNE 4242              0   1  0     1       HONORGUARD (382)
 SEMAJ 4241                    0   1  0     1       HONORGUARD (382)
 QUAZI GALIWAY 4243            0   1  0     1       HONORGUARD (382)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
M. CHARDINEE 14        0  1 0   1                   SU-CHI 2500           477 NONE    
STILL WAITING... 4252  0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    ARENAMASTER FARIN 23  477 NONE    
LA CHISELLE 4210       8 11 1 DELVERS 154           FOUR OF SPADES 4234   477         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bob the cursed Impaler -- It really bugs me to be impaled by you.  It's an offense
against something-or-other.  Still, you do it well.  I grudgingly salute you. --
Handsome Does

Frankenbutt -- What I want to know is, why don't you belong to the All Ugly Team in
Tricorus?  Granted, Tricorus is a hole and nobody goes there who doesn't have to, but
you would be a NATURAL for that team. -- La Chiselle

Four of Spades -- I can't prove you had that card up your sleeve, but I have my
suspicions, and one of these days I WILL be able to prove it. -- Rockjaw

Jockstrap Jones -- Itching powder, that's what is needed for you. -- Fredibar

Red Skelton -- Our congratulations. -- all the Delvers

Lord Protector Red Skelton -- Congratulations.
     Unless Keldon Warlord, or some subsequent graduate such as The Mole, picks the
Dirty Sock Mine, you have a chance at a share of that.  Even if he picks the war, you
can get in on that, plenty of fighting for all.
     Or, of course, you can receive the gift of a free ticket on the Shuttle.
     Your choice. -- Torba Val, Arena Manager

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STILL WAITING... was butchered by ARENAMASTER FARIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOB THE IMPALER outwaited KANGAROO LIFEBOAT in a 10 minute expert's Challenge battle.
FRANKENBUTT was demolished by RED SKELTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FOUR OF SPADES butchered LA CHISELLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SU-CHI murdered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
HANDSOME DOES was viciously subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute master's fight.
ROCKJAW bested JOCKSTRAP JONES in a popular 3 minute gruesome competition.
FREDIBAR vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SEMAJ lost to MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
DRELL VANNE lost to ROCKSOCK in a 2 minute novice's fight.
QUAZI GALIWAY was beaten by MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's melee.
AKIMA overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided match.
DAGUS unbelievably bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 4 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  10 -  3      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  16 -  0      16  |

Turn 477 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SU-CHI 2500                 9   6  2  102 WIND STORM (219)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188           20  12  1   91 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      BOB THE IMPALER 4196       10   2  0   85 WHAT A TEAM! (376)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     20  16  1   77 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               12   7  1   57 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HANDSOME DOES 4175.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROCKJAW 4209.  The ten other most popular fighters were KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 
4186, HANDSOME DOES 4175, ROCKSOCK 4253, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, BOB THE IMPALER 4196, 
SU-CHI 2500, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, FREDIBAR 4236, FRANKENBUTT 4188, and SEMAJ 4241.

The least popular fighter this week was DAGUS 4240.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUAZI GALIWAY 4243, LA CHISELLE 4210, STILL WAITING... 4252, AKIMA 
4244, DRELL VANNE 4242, SEMAJ 4241, FRANKENBUTT 4188, FREDIBAR 4236, JOCKSTRAP JONES 
4237, and SU-CHI 2500.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FRANKENBUTT (42-4188) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

RED SKELTON (42-4153) CLOWNING AROUND (354)