DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2006    Duedate: 03/10/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KANGAROO LIFEBOAT
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4186) [23-16-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KANGAROO LIFEBOAT              POSITION IS EMPTY
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           
(42-4186) [23-16-1,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  SU-CHI
DELVERS (154)                  WIND STORM (219)
(42-4175) [12-30-3,69]         (42-2500) [11-7-2,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        25
2. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)      0      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)               -4      Unchartered Team
4. WIND STORM (219)            -6
JGW SPREAD THE VIRUS (386)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)    4   0  0  100   1/ 2 WIND STORM (219)          6  5 0
 2/ 4 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     403 283 19 58.7   2/ 4 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      6  5 0
 3/ 5 WIND STORM (219)          47  36  6 56.6   3/ 1 DELVERS (154)             6  9 0
 4/ 6 DELVERS (154)            423 590 11 41.8   4- 3*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   4  0 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 538): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 423): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 546): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 542): SCANDALF of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 541): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 545): HOMOCULOUS of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 543): PINK NOSE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 537): QUIP of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 529): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 528): ADDUCTOR MAGNUS of MUSCLE MEN (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 502): OTIS THE DRUNK of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 492): WALDO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 217): MATT RISIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 479): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 428): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 192): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 376): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 169): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 421): MAHI MAHI of BIG MEAN FISH from TALCAMA (Big Wave Dave)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 538): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 423): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 546): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 542): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 541): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 545): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 543): IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 537): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 529): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 528): D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 502): ACT OF MALICE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 492): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 217): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 479): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 428): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 192): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 376): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 169): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 421): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 541): HAPPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 543): TURTLEFACE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 528): BACK JUICE of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 502): OTIS THE DRUNK of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 376): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Third round as your Duelmaster.  Not too shabby.  No, not at all.  I am now
politically savvy enough to slide onto the Isle of the Eye, to fight for Lady
Greywand herself!  I need just three more victories to secure my invite.  From the
way it looks, that should happen with ease, as I have defeated each of the warriors
within range (Champions or Challenger Champions) of the Throne, save Handsome Does
and Bob the Impaler.

Bob the Impaler is a tourney baby, so I have little to fear there.  Handsome Does
may, or may not, be in the Champions class after this turn, depending who his
opponent is, and therefore will probably not be eligible to fight for the Throne.

This turn, I will leave to chance, but with only Kangaroo Lifeboat to fight, I think
I know who my opponent will be.  *grin*  As I have defeated Kangaroo Lifeboat before,
I will assume that should happen again, although it is not guaranteed.  That will
leave me two victories left to achieve immortality.

Four of Spades I have defeated twice before, and would expect the same in any future
fights.  My only hope is that Handsome Does reaches the range to fight for the
Throne, as I would love to throw a challenge his way, if only to fight somebody new.

Until next time--

Su-Chi

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail RODEKI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, NORTHERN PALADIN fought ROCKJAW and gained 14 points and 
contributed to WIND STORM's 2-1-0.  ROCKJAW has lost to NORTHERN PALADIN, falling 10 
points, while helping make DELVERS a 1-4-0 turn.  Well done, RODEKI, the Duelmaster 
was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps SU-CHI is not as thrilled, being 
challenged 2 times.  KANGAROO LIFEBOAT challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, 
attempting to dethrone WIND STORM's warrior.  And not without some honor, KANGAROO 
LIFEBOAT now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of RODEKI.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  WHAT A TEAM! has cause to stand tall, as 
they were RODEKI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided WHAT A TEAM! stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was COLOR 
ME SUAVE.  Anyone surprised?  Well now, what do you expect when someone like 
JOCKSTRAP JONES from COLOR ME SUAVE challenges down 25 points to fight ROCKSOCK of 
DELVERS?  I thought challenges were for warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  
JOCKSTRAP JONES overcame ROCKSOCK, is nothing sacred?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, RODEKI, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in RODEKI and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in RODEKI again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       23  16  1   105       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SU-CHI 2500                  11   7  2    96       WIND STORM (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234           9   4  1    86       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497        10   7  1    71       WIND STORM (219)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           12  30  3    69       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK 2562                     9   4  1    53       WIND STORM (219)
 ROCKJAW 4209                 13   9  1    49       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDIBAR 4236                 4   8  0    45       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237          9   3  0    32       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268          2   1  0    21       DELVERS (154)
-JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213        2   0  0    15       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
-QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214        2   0  0    15       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 1   3  0     8       DELVERS (154)
-STONE MOUNTAIN 4245           0   2  0     6       WIND STORM (219)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LA CHISELLE 4210       8 11 1 DELVERS 154           FOUR OF SPADES 4234   477         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Handsome Does -- In response to your dissertation on my composition, I only have to
ask what YOUR record was at 12 arena fights?  I may not be granite or marble.  I only
claim to be... -- Rock

Rockjaw -- Not only that, but we help little old ladies cross the street! -- Northern
Paladin

Torba Val -- Missive sent to The Scribe. -- Keldon Warlord

Handsome Does -- Ouch! -- Northern Paladin

Fredibar -- You were dominating that fight.  Right up until you fell over. -- Rock

Quick Dead Hammer -- Figures you are the same style as your teammate!  *grrrrr* --
Stone Mountain

Northern Paladin -- I have been charged with "taking you down a peg," and have done
so to the best of my ability. -- Handsome Does
P.S.  Not that I can see you needing it.  Your record doesn't appear obnoxiously
inflated.  Granted, you're a paladin, which is obnoxious in and of itself, not to
mention you being an orc.  But I was just following orders handed to me right before
the fight in a sealed envelope by a mysterious masked figure.

Rock -- I hope someone comes along and blows you away.  I hate rocks. -- Fredibar
P.S.  Because of having started my working life as a miner.  That's enough to make
anyone hate rocks.

Jockstrap Jones -- But...I thought you were drawing our attention to it as a target!
You know, the old "it takes a real pro to hit a target that small" deal. -- Rockjaw

John Wayne Hammer -- So hammer John Wayne.  See if I care. -- Rocksock

I slapped the Mordant Deserter's hand, and he surrendered.  What a wimp. --
Leafcutter Beal

Ed. -- You will perhaps notice that it's only sandstone that calls sandstone a rock.
You don't find quartzite saying that. -- Handsome Does

     Ah, but where would quartzite be without sandstone?  I don't think its got room
     to talk. -- Ed.

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KANGAROO LIFEBOAT slimly won victory over SU-CHI in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
FOUR OF SPADES handily defeated HANDSOME DOES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
JOCKSTRAP JONES won victory over ROCKSOCK in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
NORTHERN PALADIN overpowered ROCKJAW in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FREDIBAR was unbelievably bested by ROCK in a popular 4 minute bloody duel.
LEAFCUTTER BEAL overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  11 -  3      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  13 -  0      19  |

Turn 480 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     23  16  1  105 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
LUNGING ATTACK   SU-CHI 2500                11   7  2   96 WIND STORM (219)
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497      10   7  1   71 WIND STORM (219)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               13   9  1   49 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 SU-CHI 2500.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREDIBAR 4236, 
KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, ROCKSOCK 4253, 
NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, ROCKJAW 4209, ROCK 2562, LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, and HANDSOME 
DOES 4175.

The least popular fighter this week was HANDSOME DOES 4175.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, ROCK 2562, ROCKJAW 4209, NORTHERN PALADIN 
2497, ROCKSOCK 4253, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 
4186, FREDIBAR 4236, and SU-CHI 2500.