DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/03/2006    Duedate: 06/16/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOUR OF SPADES
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4234) [14-6-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOUR OF SPADES                 QUICK DEAD HAMMER
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
(42-4234) [14-6-1,115]         (42-4214) [3-0-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  FREDIBAR
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4175) [13-36-3,78]         (42-4236) [10-9-0,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DELVERS (154)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)     23
2. DELVERS (154)               15      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. RESCUE RANGERS (296)         0      Unchartered Team
4. TRAVELLERS (389)             0
5. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)         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)    6   0  1  100   1/ 1 DELVERS (154)             8  7 1
 2- 1*TRAVELLERS (389)           6   1  1 85.7   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      5  9 0
 3/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     416 304 19 57.8   3- 3 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      4  0 0
 4- 3 WIND STORM (219)          55  43  6 56.1   4- 4*TRAVELLERS (389)          3  0 1
 5- 4 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      13  11  0 54.2   5/ 0*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   2  0 1
 6/ 5 DELVERS (154)            440 608 12 42.0   6- 5 WIND STORM (219)          1  2 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 545): TERCERO ENCANTO of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): MARETHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): IAN of I HEART BALLS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): ZIPPO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): MADKAWRAW'S LAW of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): ONE A DAY of MY DRUGS from SYVYN'S HILL (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 545): LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 544): OLD FART of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 428): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 547): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 549): DIKEMBE MUTUMBO of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            ARMPIT CANDY of STREET PIZZA (TUM, mgr.)
                            PLANKWALKER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
                 (turn 434): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 382): MIPPLE of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Win and I'm out?  I'm confident the statement is "Win and you're in."  That's
how it works with the playoffs.  Besides, out doesn't rhyme--Johnny Cochran wouldn't
even say it.  Why should I be punished for winning once more?  It hardly seems fair.
On the flipside, it's unpleasant hanging out with J.J. and the two newbies.  They're
awful!  All of them!  Maybe I'll find better luck at the Isle than the lungers before
me.  Or maybe I'll pull a Deeply Meaningless and die.
     I'm trying to bloodfeud again as I don't particularly want to fight Rockjaw.
Patch, you killed the my one teammate with any potential.  Probably unfulfilled, but
potential nonetheless.
     JE, you're running here for real now?  Sentinel?  Or is Rodeki merely the latest
training grounds for tourney babies?
     See you on the sands, but not much longer.
-- Four of Spades

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  QUICK DEAD HAMMER caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested HAT JIM and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 
put down GUARANTEED PICKLE, causing it to lose 5 points of recognition in the 
process.  Although ROCKJAW made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious FOUR OF SPADES.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the 
top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RODEKI.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in RODEKI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234          14   6  1   115       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                 18  11  1    87       DELVERS (154)
-NORTHERN PALADIN 2497        13   9  1    87       WIND STORM (219)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           13  36  3    78       DELVERS (154)
 FREDIBAR 4236                10   9  0    67       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCK 2562                    11   6  1    54       WIND STORM (219)
-CHIP 4201                     3   2  0    52       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
-GADGET 4193                   4   0  0    49       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237         10   9  0    41       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-MONTY 3457                    5   4  0    41       RESCUE RANGERS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214        3   0  1    29       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268          5   5  1    28       DELVERS (154)
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 3   8  0    27       DELVERS (154)
-ROAD MAN 4359                 2   1  0    27       TRAVELLERS (389)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213        3   0  0    24       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)

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)
-COOKIE 4362                   1   0  0    15       TRAVELLERS (389)
 GUARANTEED PICKLE 4364        3   2  0    14       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-SLIM 4358                     1   0  0     8       TRAVELLERS (389)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAT JIM 4363           2  3 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    QUICK DEAD HAMME 4214 487         
TWO HALF LEAVES 4357   1  3 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    PATCH 4360            485 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     I'm hoping the D2Column came out all right.  It was massively infested with HTML
     and I had to try and pick out the text. -- Ed.

Jockstrap Jones -- You again!  Shucks. -- Fredibar

Road Man -- With five skills, you're supposed to take a loss, not a win.  I'm sure
that was in the rules.  Uh, somewhere. -- Rocksock

(recoiling)  The Chardinee here is an ORC?  That's horrible. -- Handsome Does

At least the Khalhums Dwarf IS a dwarf, although we've got better ones here in
Rodeki.  Why important one from Khalhums? -- Rockjaw

Gadget -- I never did trust your kind, and I was wise to do so.  Or not to do so, as
the case might be. -- Leafcutter Beal

Chip -- I practice. -- Rocksock

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)

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FOUR OF SPADES devastated ROCKJAW in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HANDSOME DOES lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal uneven battle.
FREDIBAR savagely defeated JOCKSTRAP JONES in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody duel.
ROCKSOCK overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOHN WAYNE HAMMER unbelievably bested GUARANTEED PICKLE in a 2 minute brawl.
QUICK DEAD HAMMER butchered HAT JIM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LEAFCUTTER BEAL handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  2      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 487 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FOUR OF SPADES 4234        14   6  1  115 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               18  11  1   87 DELVERS (154)
WALL OF STEEL    FREDIBAR 4236              10   9  0   67 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 FREDIBAR 4236.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 
4213, GUARANTEED PICKLE 4364, HANDSOME DOES 4175, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, ROCKSOCK 
4253, LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, ROCKJAW 
4209, and HAT JIM 4363.

The least popular fighter this week was HAT JIM 4363.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROCKJAW 4209, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, LEAFCUTTER 
BEAL 4268, ROCKSOCK 4253, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, HANDSOME DOES 4175, GUARANTEED PICKLE 
4364, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, and FREDIBAR 4236.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FOUR OF SPADES (42-4234) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)