DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/22/2006    Duedate: 05/05/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NORTHERN PALADIN
WIND STORM (219)
(42-2497) [13-8-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NORTHERN PALADIN               POSITION IS EMPTY
WIND STORM (219)               
(42-2497) [13-8-1,96]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  ROCKJAW
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4175) [13-33-3,81]         (42-4209) [16-10-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DELVERS (154)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DELVERS (154)               27
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        27      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. WIND STORM (219)            11      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS (296)         3
5. TRAVELLERS (389)             0      COLOUR ME BAD (173)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*IT HAILED TODAY (387)      2   0  0  100   1/ 1 DELVERS (154)             7  8 0
 2- 2*TRAVELLERS (389)           3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      6  9 0
 3/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     411 295 19 58.2   3/ 3 WIND STORM (219)          5  3 0
 4/ 4 WIND STORM (219)          54  41  6 56.8   4- 4*TRAVELLERS (389)          3  1 0
 5- 5*WHO KNOWS? (388)           1   1  0 50.0   5/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      1  0 0
 6/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (296)       9  11  0 45.0   6- 5*IT HAILED TODAY (387)     1  0 0
 7/ 6 DELVERS (154)            432 601 11 41.8   7- 6*WHO KNOWS? (388)          0  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 542): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WOOD CHUCK of EAGER BEAVERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I called THAT shot, didn't I?  *grin*  As this will be my final posting in Rodeki as
one of its active warriors, I feel that I should say something profound.  Having
agonized over what to say, I feel that the following is most appropriate:  My feet
hurt!  I am going to ask for my graduation 'award' be a weekly massage down at Chip's
and Dale's Massage Parlor for Women.  Ahhh, the retired life.  And still young enough
to take advantage of it, too!  Unless my fellow LP, Keldon Warlord draws me into one
of his schemes, that is.

Well, Northern Paladin is my only teammate that is positioned to take over the Throne
from me, assuming things go right.  Let's see.  I'm challenging Four of Spades, and
Rock is challenging Handsome Does.  Northern Paladin is avoiding Four of Spades'
Color Me Suave.  Hopefully, that all should take care of it.  That won't cover anyone
that activates, but you can't predict those happenings, so why worry?

Your Duelmaster,
Lady Protector Su-Chi

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to RODEKI once again!  What's with HAT JIM?  He actually beat 
RODEKI's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at WIND STORM.  ROCK lost 4 points to ROCKJAW.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe ROCK will provide more easy wins...  HANDSOME DOES was reminded on 
the sands why SU-CHI is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, DELVERS!  In 
my day, no team with a 429-599-11 would scare me off!  What's the problem, WIND 
STORM?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, FOUR OF 
SPADES!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497        13   8  1    96       WIND STORM (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234          11   6  1    84       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           13  33  3    81       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                 16  10  1    66       DELVERS (154)
 FREDIBAR 4236                 7   9  0    61       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK 2562                    11   6  1    54       WIND STORM (219)
 MONTY 3457                    5   4  0    41       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237         10   6  0    37       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 2   6  0    31       DELVERS (154)
-CUSTARD 4346                  1   1  0    29       WHO KNOWS? (388)
-GADGET 4193                   2   0  0    28       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAT JIM 4363                  1   1  0    22       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268          3   4  0    19       DELVERS (154)
 GUARANTEED PICKLE 4364        2   0  0    19       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-CHIP 4201                     1   2  0    19       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
-BLOCK OF ICE 4306             2   0  0    18       IT HAILED TODAY (387)
-COOKIE 4362                   1   0  0    15       TRAVELLERS (389)
-PATCH 4360                    1   0  0    12       TRAVELLERS (389)
-SLIM 4358                     1   0  0     8       TRAVELLERS (389)
-STONE MOUNTAIN 4245           0   2  0     6       WIND STORM (219)
 TWO HALF LEAVES 4357          1   2  0     5       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-ROAD MAN 4359                 0   1  0     1       TRAVELLERS (389)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Travellers -- I bid you welcome to Rodeki!  May you have many happy duels here. --
Lord Xiang, mgr. Wind Storm

Fredibar -- You'll need more than a hammer and drill.  More like a pile-driver, and I
don't believe the Commission allows those in the arena. -- Rock

Then again, is it the Fratsfa Slave that is a fool?  Or the OWNER of the Fratsfa
Slave that keeps trying? -- Lord Xiang

The Scribe -- I start a war.  I win it.  I am king of the universe! -- Keldon Warlord
P.S.  For some reason, when you tell of my exploits, it makes for a more interesting
read.  *sigh*

Rockjaw -- If they'd STAY on their side of the street, I wouldn't need to help them
cross back over to their side, now would I? -- Northern Paladin

Rockjaw -- Sorry about that devastation.  Must have been the racial animosity coming
through. -- Northern Paladin

Handsome Does -- Many thanks for the skills!  I can deal with a loss for that kind of
learn rate.  Especially with MY wit! -- Rock

Rock -- Gravel. -- Handsome Does
P.S.  But well-instructed gravel.

Jockstrap Jones -- Orcs are strange. -- Rocksock

Block of Ice -- But never when you need it. -- Leafcutter Beal

Northern Paladin -- Not now.  I'm busy. -- Rockjaw

Custard -- Not a bad thought, actually.  With rice and raisins, maybe.  A little
nutmeg on top.  Yeah, I could go for that. -- Fredibar

Lady (I presume?) Protector Su-Chi -- Congratulations.  Enjoy the Isle of the Eye. --
Torba Val, Arena Manager

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SU-CHI bested HANDSOME DOES in a action packed 1 minute master's fight.
NORTHERN PALADIN luckily beat FOUR OF SPADES in a exciting 4 minute Title melee.
ROCK was savagely defeated by ROCKJAW in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody duel.
FREDIBAR savagely defeated JOCKSTRAP JONES in a exciting 3 minute bloody fight.
MONTY unbelievably bested ROCKSOCK in a popular 4 minute bloody duel.
LEAFCUTTER BEAL overpowered TWO HALF LEAVES in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GUARANTEED PICKLE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HAT JIM vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  3      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 484 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497      13   8  1   96 WIND STORM (219)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOUR OF SPADES 4234        11   6  1   84 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               16  10  1   66 DELVERS (154)
WALL OF STEEL    JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237       10   6  0   37 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 ROCKJAW 4209.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOUR OF SPADES 4234, 
ROCKSOCK 4253, NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, FREDIBAR 4236, LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, HAT JIM 
4363, ROCK 2562, MONTY 3457, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, and GUARANTEED PICKLE 4364.

The least popular fighter this week was TWO HALF LEAVES 4357.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HANDSOME DOES 4175, GUARANTEED PICKLE 4364, JOCKSTRAP JONES 
4237, MONTY 3457, ROCK 2562, HAT JIM 4363, LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, FREDIBAR 4236, 
NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, and ROCKSOCK 4253.

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

SU-CHI (42-2500) WIND STORM (219)