DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2006    Duedate: 02/10/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-478

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SU-CHI
WIND STORM (219)
(42-2500) [10-6-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SU-CHI                         QUICK DEAD HAMMER
WIND STORM (219)               KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
(42-2500) [10-6-2,111]         (42-4214) [1-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  HANDSOME DOES
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4175) [11-29-3,67]         (42-4175) [11-29-3,67]

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)            30
2. DELVERS (154)               24      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)     17      Unchartered Team
4. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)         0
5. CLOWNING AROUND (354)        0      KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)    2   0  0  100   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      6  9 1
 2- 1 WHAT A TEAM! (376)        10   2  0 83.3   2/ 2 DELVERS (154)             5  9 0
 3- 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     86  56  1 60.6   3/ 7 WIND STORM (219)          3  2 1
 4/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     399 281 19 58.7   4- 3 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     2  0 0
 5/ 4 WIND STORM (219)          43  33  6 56.6   5- 4 WHAT A TEAM! (376)        2  0 0
 6/ 6 DELVERS (154)            419 584 11 41.8   6/ 0*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   2  0 0
 7- 7*HONORGUARD (382)           2   3  0 40.0   7- 5*HONORGUARD (382)          2  3 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 536): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): HEARTS of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): SYD TUBULAR of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 536): STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): AARDVARK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1MORDANT (turn 536): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
                           FIREBALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (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 477): FRANKENBUTT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, well, well.  I am finally here at the top.  Not TOO long after Keldon Warlord
got his invite, either.  Now that this tournament crap is out of the way, perhaps we
will see some population growth in our fair city!  As a matter of fact, I decree that
we shall grow!  Um, now, everyone have babies.  That's an order.  What?  Now we have
a decreased arena presence?  All because they turned lovers instead of fighters?
BAH, they're closet Andorians, is what they are!  I know!  From now on, all divorces
shall be settled in the arena!!  *evil grin*  The winner takes all.  The loser?
Well, we are using Dark Arena rules for the new and improved Divorce Court.

Five more victories, and I am outta here, too.  Then we can let somebody else dictate
how this arena should grow.  *grumble*

Su-Chi

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in RODEKI this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  WIND STORM stable has parlayed this turn's 2-2-0 
into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, 
guys!  And let's see, FREDIBAR fought DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and gained 23 points and 
contributed to DELVERS' 2-3-0.  ROCKJAW has lost to NORTHERN PALADIN, falling 8 
points, while helping make DELVERS a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and SU-CHI remains RODEKI's top warrior for another turn.  
Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters 
do dishes at The Swinging Aardvark until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  HIGHER PURPOSE has cause to stand 
tall, as they were RODEKI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding HIGHER PURPOSE more than any other team we find COLOR ME 
SUAVE.  RODEKI, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well now, 
what do you expect when someone like JOCKSTRAP JONES from COLOR ME SUAVE challenges 
down 27 points to fight ROCKSOCK of DELVERS?  We're not surprised to hear that 
JOCKSTRAP JONES bested ROCKSOCK, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why COLOR 
ME SUAVE made such a challenge.  In a brave attempt, ROCK from WIND STORM challenged 
up 22 points to fight HANDSOME DOES from the DELVERS stable.  ROCK perhaps got its 
just desserts, seeing as it was beat by HANDSOME DOES and ended up with 41 
recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A farewell moment, if you please, 
FRANKENBUTT of COLOR ME SUAVE has been sent to the Dark Arena, and was carried out on 
his shield.  This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has FRANKENBUTT been sent to the 
Dark Arena by COLOR ME SUAVE?  And why with a 20-12-1 record??  Is it really true 
that RODEKI has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, RODEKI, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in RODEKI, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in RODEKI again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SU-CHI 2500                  10   6  2   111       WIND STORM (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOB THE IMPALER 4196         10   2  0    85       WHAT A TEAM! (376)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       21  16  1    83       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234           8   3  1    80       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           11  29  3    67       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497         9   6  1    60       WIND STORM (219)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                 12   8  1    49       DELVERS (154)
 FREDIBAR 4236                 4   6  0    49       DELVERS (154)
 ROCK 2562                     7   4  1    41       WIND STORM (219)
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237          8   2  0    35       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

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   1  0    10       DELVERS (154)
 QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214        1   0  0    10       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213        1   0  0     7       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 STONE MOUNTAIN 4245           0   1  0     5       WIND STORM (219)
-DRELL VANNE 4242              0   1  0     1       HONORGUARD (382)
-SEMAJ 4241                    0   1  0     1       HONORGUARD (382)
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268          0   1  0     1       DELVERS (154)
-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?
FRANKENBUTT 4188      20 13 1 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    ARENAMASTER FARIN 23  478 NONE    
ITS A VIRTUE, RI 4267  0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    STONE GOLEM 26        478 NONE    
LA CHISELLE 4210       8 11 1 DELVERS 154           FOUR OF SPADES 4234   477         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frankenbutt -- Well, you got your invite in spite of yourself.  While Suave thinks
you 'should have' beaten Red without Red throwing the fight, you didn't.  Sponge
Bashers For Life! -- Assur

Red Skelton:  21(3)-14(2)-8-5(2)-21(2)-12(2)-17(3) B Tremendous End, Great Dmg
Estimated Skills at:  9/10/17/12/3/18
Faves:  HI/LO ML.  14 trains and 16 learns in 43 FE
He completes my quest to graduate a 3 wit starting basher.
Just Strength, Will, and Speed left.

Delvers -- Thanks for the kind wishes.  And thanks for all the fights, too.  I
couldn't have made it here without you.  Well, maybe I could have, but you were
there, so thanks! -- Red Skelton

More than likely, Clowning Around is finished, but I'll be back with another team in
the future here in Rodeki.  The place has grown on me.  I've always been a sucker for
small arenas.  Sorry for not being more active while I was here, but I've been a
slacker of late.... -- Assur

Torba Val -- I'll pass on the Dirty Sock Mine.  You said you had a nice war in some
small corner I could run?  I will take that, instead. -- Lord Protector Keldon
Warlord

Red Skelton and Frankenbutt -- Congratulations on your elevation to the Isle of the
Eye! -- Lord Xiang and Wind Storm

Rockjaw, Rocksock, Rock -- I think some folks are a tad bit stoned! -- Lord Xiang

Four of Spades -- So help me, I WILL find the five of spades and plaster you all over
the arena WALLS with it. -- La Chiselle

Very good.  The Khalhums Dwarf IS a dwarf, and he even has a Khalhums accent, more or
less.  I hear some places have been forced to make do with substitutes, some of whom
aren't even DWARVES, much less from Khalhums.  Shocking. -- Handsome Does, usually

Jockstrap Jones -- You thought you could lay me a stymie by having an indelicate
name, but Ha!  I FOILED you.  I don't have an indelicate nature, you see. -- Rockjaw
P.S.  And more experience helps, too.

What is an odditiy, more so even than the Khalhums Dwarves that aren't dwarves, is
that the Osksi Noble IS a dwarf.  Makes you wonder what was going on out behind the
woodpile, eh? -- Fredibar the speculative

Drell Vanne -- You seek to fool my programming?  I am five-foot-seven (actually only
two foots, rest of five is arms and heads, don't know where the seven are), you five-
foot-ten, and you are a dwarf?  This does not compute, but I rise above and smash
down.  I overcome. -- Rocksock

Lord Protector Frankenbutt -- I hear people are glad to see the rear elevation of
your impressive figure disappearing down the road, which is odd because you haven't
actually left yet.  No doubt they're anticipating, and joy to them if it works.
There seems to be a massive disinterest in any sort of graduation gift here other
than a ticket for the Shuttle, so that's all you get offered. -- Torba Val, Arena
Manager
P.S.  You may, however, walk if you so prefer.

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

FRANKENBUTT was butchered by ARENAMASTER FARIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ITS A VIRTUE, RIGHT? was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ROCK was subdued by HANDSOME DOES in a action packed 5 minute bloody Challenge fight.
NORTHERN PALADIN bested ROCKJAW in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
JOCKSTRAP JONES subdued ROCKSOCK in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SU-CHI devastated FOUR OF SPADES in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 4 minute mismatched match.
FREDIBAR handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
STONE MOUNTAIN was defeated by JOHN WAYNE HAMMER in a 1 minute gory beginner's duel.
QUICK DEAD HAMMER overpowered LEAFCUTTER BEAL in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  10 -  3      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  15 -  0      17  |

Turn 478 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SU-CHI 2500                10   6  2  111 WIND STORM (219)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     21  16  1   83 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497       9   6  1   60 WIND STORM (219)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               12   8  1   49 DELVERS (154)
WALL OF STEEL    JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237        8   2  0   35 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
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 HANDSOME DOES 4175.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROCKJAW 4209, 
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, FREDIBAR 4236, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, 
ROCKSOCK 4253, SU-CHI 2500, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, and ITS A 
VIRTUE, RIGHT? 4267.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCK 2562.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, STONE MOUNTAIN 4245, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, ITS A 
VIRTUE, RIGHT? 4267, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, SU-CHI 2500, 
ROCKSOCK 4253, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, and FREDIBAR 4236.

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

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