DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/06/2006    Duedate: 05/19/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOUR OF SPADES
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4234) [12-6-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOUR OF SPADES                 PATCH
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           TRAVELLERS (389)
(42-4234) [12-6-1,101]         (42-4360) [2-0-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  GADGET
DELVERS (154)                  RESCUE RANGERS (296)
(42-4175) [13-34-3,76]         (42-4193) [3-0-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DELVERS (154)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RESCUE RANGERS (296)        29
2. TRAVELLERS (389)            28      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. WIND STORM (219)            19      Unchartered Team
4. DELVERS (154)                3
5. WHO KNOWS? (388)             0      TRAVELLERS (389)

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)             8  7 1
 2/ 2*TRAVELLERS (389)           5   1  1 83.3   2/ 4*TRAVELLERS (389)          5  1 1
 3/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     412 299 19 57.9   3/ 3 WIND STORM (219)          5  4 0
 4/ 4 WIND STORM (219)          55  43  6 56.1   4/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      5 10 0
 5/ 6 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      11  11  0 50.0   5/ 5 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      3  0 0
 6- 5*WHO KNOWS? (388)           1   1  0 50.0   6- 6*IT HAILED TODAY (387)     1  0 0
 7/ 7 DELVERS (154)            435 603 12 41.9   7- 7*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 543): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 426): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 551): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 546): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 550): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 547): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 542): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 533): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 532): STELLA ARTOIS of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 496): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 220): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 484): NORTHERN PALADIN of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 432): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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 381): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 425): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 426): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 551): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 546): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 550): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 547): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 542): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 533): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 532): EQUITES VIRTUS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 496): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 220): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 484): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 432): 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 381): RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 425): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): VAGABOND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): IZZI'S CORPSE of HOUSE OF RATS (?, 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.

Well, things didn't go as planned by Su-Chi, but they DID work out to the same
result.  I grabbed the Throne as she left.  I would like to thank Four of Spades for
that invigorating matchup.

It seems that 4 minute duels are all the rage here in Rodeki.  There were four of
them, half the total number of matchups!  There were three 1 minute duels, and a
single 3 minute duel.  How...nifty!

Am I destined to sit here until my invite, or am I a novelty?  Stay tuned next cycle
to find out!

Your Orcish Duelmaster,
Northern Paladin

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for RODEKI.  Was that a tear I saw in FOUR OF 
SPADES' eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't NORTHERN PALADIN fit to be 
tied!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They 
want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  DELVERS was RODEKI's most avoided 
team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why TRAVELLERS' 
been avoiding DELVERS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is HAT 
JIM popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of RODEKI!  He's got a 
1-2-0, is that good?  People were asking me did ROAD MAN REALLY challenge HAT JIM?  
(all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, 
or anything, but HAT JIM wants me to write about it since he was bested by ROAD MAN.  
Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  RODEKI is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234          12   6  1   101       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497        13   9  1    87       WIND STORM (219)
 ROCKJAW 4209                 17  10  1    79       DELVERS (154)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           13  34  3    76       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDIBAR 4236                 8   9  0    63       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCK 2562                    11   6  1    54       WIND STORM (219)
 GADGET 4193                   3   0  0    43       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
-MONTY 3457                    5   4  0    41       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237         10   7  0    37       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIP 4201                     2   2  0    33       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
-CUSTARD 4346                  1   1  0    29       WHO KNOWS? (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268          4   4  1    28       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATCH 4360                    2   0  1    23       TRAVELLERS (389)
 STONE MOUNTAIN 4245           1   2  0    19       WIND STORM (219)
-BLOCK OF ICE 4306             2   0  0    18       IT HAILED TODAY (387)
 ROAD MAN 4359                 1   1  0    18       TRAVELLERS (389)
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 2   7  0    15       DELVERS (154)
-COOKIE 4362                   1   0  0    15       TRAVELLERS (389)
 GUARANTEED PICKLE 4364        2   1  0    10       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-SLIM 4358                     1   0  0     8       TRAVELLERS (389)
 HAT JIM 4363                  1   2  0     6       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268  485 NONE    
TWO HALF LEAVES 4357   1  3 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    PATCH 4360            485         
RUG SACRIFICE 12 4365  0  1 0 WIND STORM 219        ARENAMASTER FARIN 23  485 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lord Xiang -- Thank you.  I may be around for a few turns and it is nice to return to
Rodeki, one of my early arenas and a place that holds fond memories. -- The Sentinel,
mgr. Travellers

Wow, 7 teams on the rankings in Rodeki makes it a veritable hotspot of activity!
It's unfortunate that 7 teams (3 of them inactive) is a shocking sight in a
Duelmasters arena nowadays. -- The Sentinel

Su-Chi -- Go!  Slice and dice the gladiators on the Isle of the Eye, and with my
encouragement ringing in your ears.  That place is overloaded with blase, skill-
bloated ba--illegitimately produced gladiators who drive up the standards of
excellence until an ordinary, moderately competent person becomes worthless in the
eyes of now-hypercritical managers.  Strike a blow for mediocrity!  After all, we're
in the majority. -- Handsome Does, but nobody notices

Rock -- Soulless golem!  Take that, and that! -- Rockjaw

Jockstrap Jones -- You again.  Hmm.  Perhaps if you were weathered.... -- Fredibar,
disgusted with those who flaunt relentlessly (size is not critical, it's quality that
counts)

Monty -- Oh... I thought you were some kind of lizard, but I see now that you're just
a golem like me.  Well, why did you hit me so hard, then?  Why not engage in Be Kind
to Your Fellow Golems Day activities? -- Rocksock

Two Half Leaves -- The logical product of my activities. -- Leafcutter Beal

Rock -- A pile driver is not necessary when one can locate the critical seams at
which a rock just naturally falls apart. -- Fredibar

Keldon Warlord -- When I can clear my schedule, by concluding some other stories, we
can see about a war.  Or I might think of a way to fit you into something ongoing.
But I'm about to make a journey of several days (already on it by the time you read
this), and at the moment all I can think about is "Are we there yet?" -- the Scribe

Rescue Rangers -- A big HOWDY-DO to you and your team! -- Lord Xiang, mgr. Wind Storm

Handsome Does -- Takes more than one session to turn me into gravel.  Try 30 years of
hard labor. *grin* -- Rock

Torba Val -- Many thanks! -- Lady Protector Su-Chi

Handsome Does -- I hope you enjoyed my farewell gift. *smile* -- Su-Chi

Rockjaw -- Hmmmm.  You could be a bit of a problem, I see. -- Rock

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.

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUG SACRIFICE 121 was butchered by ARENAMASTER FARIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PATCH butchered TWO HALF LEAVES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
STONE MOUNTAIN unbelievably bested GUARANTEED PICKLE in a 4 minute Challenge match.
ROAD MAN won victory over HAT JIM in a 2 minute gory amateur's Challenge brawl.
NORTHERN PALADIN was savagely defeated by FOUR OF SPADES in a 2 minute Title match.
HANDSOME DOES was vanquished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ROCKJAW handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
FREDIBAR viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.
JOCKSTRAP JONES was savagely defeated by GADGET in a exciting 3 minute gruesome fight.
ROCKSOCK was overpowered by CHIP in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LEAFCUTTER BEAL murdered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 485 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FOUR OF SPADES 4234        12   6  1  101 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497      13   9  1   87 WIND STORM (219)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               17  10  1   79 DELVERS (154)
AIMED BLOW       GADGET 4193                 3   0  0   43 RESCUE RANGERS (296)
WALL OF STEEL    JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237       10   7  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 GADGET 4193.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUARANTEED PICKLE 
4364, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, ROCKJAW 4209, FREDIBAR 4236, ROAD MAN 4359, PATCH 4360, 
CHIP 4201, HAT JIM 4363, NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, and LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCKSOCK 4253.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, HANDSOME DOES 4175, STONE MOUNTAIN 4245, TWO HALF 
LEAVES 4357, RUG SACRIFICE 121 4365, LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, HAT 
JIM 4363, CHIP 4201, and PATCH 4360.