DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/17/2006    Duedate: 06/30/2006

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NORTHERN PALADIN
WIND STORM (219)
(42-2497) [14-9-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NORTHERN PALADIN               QUICK DEAD HAMMER
WIND STORM (219)               KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
(42-2497) [14-9-1,97]          (42-4214) [3-1-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDSOME DOES                  FREDIBAR
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4175) [13-37-3,79]         (42-4236) [11-9-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DELVERS (154)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        25
2. WIND STORM (219)            12      RESCUE RANGERS (296)
3. DELVERS (154)               11      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS (296)         9
5. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)      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- 2*TRAVELLERS (389)           6   1  1 85.7   1/ 1 DELVERS (154)             7  8 0
 2/ 1*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)    6   2  1 75.0   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      5  8 0
 3/ 5 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      15  11  0 57.7   3/ 3 RESCUE RANGERS (296)      4  0 0
 4/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     417 307 19 57.6   4/ 6 WIND STORM (219)          2  0 0
 5/ 4 WIND STORM (219)          57  43  6 57.0   5/ 5*KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)   2  2 1
 6/ 6 DELVERS (154)            442 611 12 42.0   6- 4*TRAVELLERS (389)          1  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 546): TERCERO ENCANTO of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 430): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 554): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 550): SCANDALF of THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 549): IAN of I HEART BALLS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 553): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 545): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): JOSH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 536): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 510): PALADIN of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 500): 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 487): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 436): GRAPE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 208): DANI of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 196): BRANA GOREFANG of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 384): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): MADKAWRAW'S LAW of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 429): HITZ of 4-LETTER DOCTORS from DWES EG (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 546): LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 430): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 554): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 550): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 549): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 553): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 545): CHILDREN OF INTI (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 536): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 510): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 500): INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 487): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 436): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 208): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 196): VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 384): CHAOS ENFORCERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 429): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 547): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): BARITUS of VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
                (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  21 SUNSET (turn 536): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 487): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RODEKI games.  NORTHERN PALADIN caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ROCKJAW and was awarded 10 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, NORTHERN PALADIN put 
down ROCKJAW, causing him to lose 4 points of recognition in the process.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on QUICK DEAD HAMMER as she bore 
arms against the Bloodfeud of reigning Duelmaster FOUR OF SPADES.  Although QUICK 
DEAD HAMMER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious FOUR OF SPADES.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
RODEKI seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  RODEKI, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is COLOR ME SUAVE, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it 
was that spent the better part of last week avoiding COLOR ME SUAVE.  Indeed it was 
RESCUE RANGERS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Walk proud, warriors of COLOR ME SUAVE!  By striking down QUICK 
DEAD HAMMER you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in 
RODEKI.  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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in RODEKI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497        14   9  1    97       WIND STORM (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKJAW 4209                 18  12  1    83       DELVERS (154)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           13  37  3    79       DELVERS (154)
 FREDIBAR 4236                11   9  0    77       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIP 4201                     4   2  0    56       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
-ROCK 2562                    11   6  1    54       WIND STORM (219)
 GADGET 4193                   5   0  0    54       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
-MONTY 3457                    5   4  0    41       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237         10  10  0    40       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268          6   5  1    35       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214        3   1  1    33       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
-ROAD MAN 4359                 2   1  0    27       TRAVELLERS (389)
 ROCKSOCK 4253                 3   9  0    24       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PATCH 4360                    2   0  1    23       TRAVELLERS (389)
 STONE MOUNTAIN 4245           2   2  0    21       WIND STORM (219)
 JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213        3   1  0    20       KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379)
-COOKIE 4362                   1   0  0    15       TRAVELLERS (389)
-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?
GUARANTEED PICKL 4364  3  3 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    ARENAMASTER FARIN 23  488 NONE    
ACELESS DEUCER 4379    0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    ARENAMASTER FARIN 23  488 NONE    
TWO HALF LEAVES 4357   1  3 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    PATCH 4360            485 REVENGED
HAT JIM 4363           2  3 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322    QUICK DEAD HAMME 4214 487 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Suave -- It seems all the arenas have turned into training grounds for the tourneys
for me lately.  It will be awhile for some of these guys to be timed though, so I
will be here.  I don't know what happened last turn, I guess my orders got lost or
were late.  Anyway you should see me next turn, easy pickings. -- JE

Two Half Leaves -- Sorry about that one.  That was my secret 6 KD left leg strategy.
I'd have much preferred to keep you alive for future abuse. -- Patch

Suave -- Unfortunately, I have reached some magical FE barrier and not be available
for Four of Spades to beat up on any longer.  I wasn't real keen to fight him any
longer, but was glad that you had a chance to get your revenge without killing me.
One skill?!?  WTF? -- Patch

Rocksock -- You're right, that is the way it is supposed to happen, but I much prefer
it this way. -- Road Man

Suave -- Mostly the latter.  Not really a tourney baby per se, but definitely someone
that I'll be trying to hit the tourneys with.  Wish I could commit to a more
consistent presence as Rodeki is one of my initial long-time arenas.  I'd love to see
RSI lift the restriction on multiple teams so that I could put 2-3 teams in some of
these arenas that I'd like to keep a presence in and rotate them around to keep
active.  Next time I'm active again, I'll look at DAing a couple guys and seeing if I
can find some warriors worth keeping active.  I have a runnable team, but nothing
worth sending in ten and seventy-five every two weeks. -- The Sentinel

All -- I'm back for a turn. *grin*  I hate to say it, but I'm only going to stick
around if I win any free fights, as my budget is very, very narrow for the near
future. -- Lord Xiang

Four of Spades -- Congratulations on your invite!! -- Lord Xiang and Wind Storm

The Orcish Paladin is back! *grin* -- Northern Paladin

Four of Spades -- At least you were quick.  That's amazing for a dwarf of your
height. -- Rockjaw
P.S.  No, really!  Dwarf brains are hardwired to handle their bodies for any height
up to five and a half feet.  But at six-foot-two, you should be stumbling over your
own elbow out there, much less mine.  How do you do it?

Veteran Mercenary, five-foot-ten and a dwarf.  And he, also, handled himself well.
(wincing)  Too well.  But I understand how it works.  He has a beard.  To the
Commission's Department of Races, anyone with a beard is probably a dwarf.  And since
it is obvious that tall men can grow longer beards, they're quite likely to get
listed as dwarves, impressive beards being an inalienable dwarvish quality, right?
Bah. -- Handsome Does, seven feet tall but clean-shaven

Jockstrap Jones -- Orc Wrestling!  Now, THERE is a sight to inflame the crowds. --
Fredibar
P.S.  Especially when I win.

I was told that the Embezzling Scribe was directly responsible for the shortage of
joint lubricant at our mine.  And that I, me, Rocksock, had a chance to explain to
him how necessary the lubricant is.  So, I did. -- Rocksock

Actually, Rocksock is wrong, or at least partly wrong, about the shortage of
lubricant.  This Convicted Thief was involved also. -- Leafcutter Beal

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

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GUARANTEED PICKLE was butchered by ARENAMASTER FARIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ACELESS DEUCER was butchered by ARENAMASTER FARIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FOUR OF SPADES handily defeated QUICK DEAD HAMMER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
ROCKJAW lost to NORTHERN PALADIN in a 2 minute master's Title brawl.
FREDIBAR defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute fight.
HANDSOME DOES was demolished by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute competition.
JOCKSTRAP JONES was viciously subdued by GADGET in a 2 minute bloody fight.
CHIP overpowered ROCKSOCK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JOHN WAYNE HAMMER was defeated by LEAFCUTTER BEAL in a action packed 1 minute melee.
STONE MOUNTAIN won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 488 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497      14   9  1   97 WIND STORM (219)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROCKJAW 4209               18  12  1   83 DELVERS (154)
WALL OF STEEL    FREDIBAR 4236              11   9  0   77 DELVERS (154)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHIP 4201                   4   2  0   56 RESCUE RANGERS (296)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GADGET 4193                 5   0  0   54 RESCUE RANGERS (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268        6   5  1   35 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 GADGET 4193, 
NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, ROCKJAW 4209, CHIP 4201, JOHN WAYNE 
HAMMER 4213, GUARANTEED PICKLE 4364, ACELESS DEUCER 4379, QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, and 
HANDSOME DOES 4175.

The least popular fighter this week was STONE MOUNTAIN 4245.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROCKSOCK 4253, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, HANDSOME DOES 4175, QUICK 
DEAD HAMMER 4214, ACELESS DEUCER 4379, GUARANTEED PICKLE 4364, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 
4213, CHIP 4201, ROCKJAW 4209, and LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268.

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

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

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VULTUREMAN 3394 (152-50-4)             6  3  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JANET RENO 3823 (55-80-1)             17  2  0         I'M SO SEXY          
GOLDEN BEAR 757 (96-91-0)              6  3  0         THE BEARS            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KELDON WARLORD 2501 (18-11-1)          2  3  0         WIND STORM           
STUPID SEXY FLANDERS 3836 (37-30-0)    2  3  0         I'M SO SEXY          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SU-CHI 2500 (12-8-2)                   3  3  0         WIND STORM           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHIP 4201 (1-2-0)                      3  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PATCH 4360 (1-0-0)                     7  3  0         TRAVELLERS           
CUSTARD 4346 (1-1-0)                   4  3  0         WHO KNOWS?           
BLOCK OF ICE 4306 (2-0-0)              3  3  0         IT HAILED TODAY      
GADGET 4193 (2-0-0)                    2  3  1         RESCUE RANGERS       
JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213 (2-0-0)         2  3  0         KLK RANGE HAMMERZ    
SPYGLASS GUY 4248 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         SEA DOGS             
QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214 (2-0-0)         1  3  0         KLK RANGE HAMMERZ    
STONE MOUNTAIN 4245 (0-2-0)            1  3  0         WIND STORM           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KAME 4283 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0         IT HAILED TODAY