DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2005    Duedate: 01/29/2005

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-444

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REAGAN
DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3818) [15-9-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REAGAN                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATHTONGUE (89)               
(46-3818) [15-9-0,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REAGAN                         MICK JAGGER
DEATHTONGUE (89)               DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3818) [15-9-0,102]         (46-3840) [10-1-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATHTONGUE (89)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     13
2. DEATHTONGUE (89)            10      FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
3. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           8      Unchartered Team
4. FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)      -59
                                       BLACK GRIFFONS (130)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     43  30  5 58.9   1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         11  4 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1087 769 55 58.6   2/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   8  7 0
 3/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        87  68  2 56.1   3/ 4 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     2  1 0
 4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  306 485  9 38.7   4/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        2  7 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): GREAT WHITE SHARK of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): KORIBUS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): DOALTY of BAILE BEAG from AMEN-TEI (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Thaad Trueoak, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail and well met, Ardivent.  'Tis a great day when I am Duelmaster and pass on to
immortality and being a Lord Protector of Alastari.  I am not a tourney baby, as some
may think.  My combined tournament record is 2-8-0.  I am, however, blessed and with
near DYO stats.  I am the first namesake "Talon" that Talon Volksie has managed to
graduate (out of 4 tries).

I am a LU, 9-6-11-17-21-3-17, favorites SH, very high, high, dodge tactic.  I favor
the counter-attack and learn riposte.  I leave MA attack & initiative, AE defense, EX
riposte.  I am +4 attack and +4 defense.  SWEET!

Luck to all, but this draws to a close our adventures in Ardivent.

Talon
Defender of the League Arcane

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for KHORNE 
SHADOWSPAWN, who flew up 12 points in the rankings after mashing VALLEY-JO like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  VALLEY-JO was defeated by KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN and drops 8 points.  Well 
here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  TALON made a Dark 
Arena Challenge against MISTRESS FANDETTE this week.  The crowds were amazed this 
turn, as MISTRESS FANDETTE killed the Duelmaster, TALON, leaving FLOYDS FAN CLUB in 
mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, REAGAN from DEATHTONGUE to 
ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARDIVENT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAGAN 3818                  15   9  0   102       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICK JAGGER 3840             10   1  0    98       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809      21   9  1    97       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          15   5  0    88       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 VALLEY-JO 3798               17  19  0    78       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808       17  14  1    72       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 GNEISS GUY 3787              10  28  0    70       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SOLARIS 3759                 17  18  0    69       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLOYD POTTER 3734             4   3  2    64       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 FLINT HILLS 3796             11  26  0    59       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816            10  15  0    50       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 CUTTER 3847                   5   3  0    42       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BECKER COLLIN 3850            2   1  0    26       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHOIDAL FLOYD 3814            1   0  0    23       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
-FLOYD STINGER 3740            3   2  0    11       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 BOOBY 3849                    2   2  0     8       DEATHTONGUE (89)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BERNINA COLLIN 3794   17 18 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 TALON 3692            441 NONE    
TALON 3692            16 11 3 FLOYDS FAN CLUB 333   MISTRESS FANDETTE 23  444 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Solaris -- Actually, you probably couldn't avoid me.  Who else is there to fight? --
Valley-Jo

Palantectra -- I would if I could, but what would be the point? -- Flint Hills

Cutter -- Can't cut stone with a knife, boy.  But it was a good try. -- Gneiss Guy

I totally don't LIKE that Ruthless Jaywalker and I won't, you know, mess with him. --
Debra Collin

Booby -- Didn't we just do this? -- Becker Collin

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TALON was butchered by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REAGAN demolished SOLARIS in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN overpowered VALLEY-JO in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
PALANTIRIATHALASA was devastated by MICK JAGGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BIG DAVE DIODE devastated FLINT HILLS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GNEISS GUY devastated CUTTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
DEBRA COLLIN overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BECKER COLLIN viciously subdued BOOBY in a popular 1 minute gruesome beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  15 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 444 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  REAGAN 3818                15   9  0  102 DEATHTONGUE (89)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG DAVE DIODE 3821        15   5  0   88 DEATHTONGUE (89)
BASHING ATTACK   PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808     17  14  1   72 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is REAGAN 3818.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MICK JAGGER 3840.  The ten other most popular fighters were REAGAN 3818, KHORNE 
SHADOWSPAWN 3809, BECKER COLLIN 3850, BIG DAVE DIODE 3821, GNEISS GUY 3787, CUTTER 
3847, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, BOOBY 3849, SOLARIS 3759, and VALLEY-JO 3798.

The least popular fighter this week was DEBRA COLLIN 3816.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FLINT HILLS 3796, VALLEY-JO 3798, SOLARIS 3759, BOOBY 3849, 
PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, CUTTER 3847, GNEISS GUY 3787, BIG DAVE DIODE 3821, BECKER 
COLLIN 3850, and KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809.

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

TALON (46-3692) FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)