DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/06/2004    Duedate: 08/19/2004

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-388

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLE
FRUITS (548)
(51-5169) [24-2-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLE                          REALITY
FRUITS (548)                   SRETSAMLEUD (557)
(51-5169) [24-2-0,120]         (51-5234) [6-3-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOLVEGH                        HARZOGH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5197) [7-15-0,36]          (51-5210) [6-12-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMAZON ELITE (536)          25
2. SRETSAMLEUD (557)           18      FRUITS (548)
3. FRUITS (548)                 2      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (487)                2
5. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)          0      SRETSAMLEUD (557)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              37   7  1 84.1   1/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5  7 1
 2- 2*ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       25   6  2 80.6   2/ 7 AMAZON ELITE (536)        4  2 0
 3- 3 BLACKEND PRIDE (529)      24   6  0 80.0   3/ 4 FRUITS (548)              3  0 0
 4- 4 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    10   4  1 71.4   4/ 1 BOY O'S (487)             3  4 0
 5/ 5*SRETSAMLEUD (557)          7   4  0 63.6   5- 2*ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       2  1 0
 6/ 6 BOY O'S (487)            139 120 10 53.7   6- 5 BLACKEND PRIDE (529)      1  0 0
 7/ 7 AMAZON ELITE (536)        86  77  7 52.8   7- 6 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    1  0 0
 8/ 0 PANSY DIVISION (443)     133 149 12 47.2   8/ 8*SRETSAMLEUD (557)         1  1 0
 9/ 8 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      430 536 15 44.5   9/ 0 PANSY DIVISION (443)      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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     The Old Forum of the ruins was empty of people, though strewn with bits of
rubble and random bushes.  Two hundred yards long and a hundred yards wide, and they
stood at the midpoint of one side and looked across to the battered, dark-stoned hulk
of the Old Valamantis arena on the other.  At the end to their left was a vast
building--or the remains of it--that had the layered foundation of an edifice built
on the remains of many previous ones.  Basalt, marble, sandstone, granite, porphyry.
     "The growth rings of the old city," Tensekai, the Silver Mage muttered.
     "Which is the Folstrom layer?" Ka D'Argo of Kolact asked.
     "The oldest.  The bottom one--black basalt," the mage answered.  "The old city
was founded by the Folstrom.  They laid out the ground plan and built the walls.
That," a twitch of his head to the left, "was their main...temple, although we don't
think they worshipped in the same sense we do now.  There at the other end--" a
forest of columns of many different stones, skillfully carved to look like different
species of trees, closed off the right end of the Forum, "that was their Grove of
Sacrifice."
     The gladiators looked one way, to the temple, the other way to the stone grove,
and then across at the arena.  The lower arcade was of black basalt.
     "So the arena was theirs, too."  Sputter of Dwes Eg hunched his shoulders
uneasily.  "Were the Bloodgames their idea?"
     Tensekai glanced at him, startled.  "I don't know, I never questioned that it
was Sheila of the Grey Wand who came up with that."  After a moment, he grimaced.
"She lived then, or near to then, and might have borrowed the idea from them."
     "So she's using blood magic, too, eh?"  Goblin licked his lips and took a step
forward.  "So much for her high-and-mighty attitude, then!  Not that I'm complaining,
mind you."
     "I have heard it said that Sheila of the Grey Wand would use ANY means to
protect Alastari," Tensekai muttered.  "But it never occurred to me that the
Bloodgames might be part of her magical defense...."  The thought appeared to make
him uneasy.
     "We won't get anything done standing around here," Goblin called back over his
shoulder.  I thought you were all eager to establish a magical perimeter inside the
arena.  Let's do it!"
     "Right," Sputter said.  He stepped forward to follow Goblin.  "You know, I
really don't want to go over there."
     "Me neither!"  Lavender Lance took Tensekai's arm.  "But we have it to do,
right?"
     The gladiators straggled out onto the Forum's cracked pavement.  Goblin was in
the lead; Ka D'Argo brought up the rear, facing backwards with his sword drawn.  None
of them felt comfortable with the fact that they'd gotten this far without being
stopped.
     After a few minutes, Sputter glanced around and then at Tensekai.  "Why aren't
we hearing anything?  No birds or mice, okay, I wouldn't want to hang out here
either, if I was a bird or a mouse.  But not even any wind!"
     The mage's eyes were blank with concentration, and he didn't answer.
     "It's a trap," Ka D'Argo said quietly.  "The whole city, but especially the
arena, is a trap for anyone who ventures in without the permission of..." he gestured
at the ruins around the Forum, "whoever's there.  But we have to do it anyway.  Some
traps can only be destroyed from the inside."
     Lavender Lance burst into tears.  "I don't want to be trapped by...by liches or
whatever they are!"  But she kept walking toward the arena.
     No one tried to stop them.  This unexpected fact brought all of them to
agreement with the Kolactan's assessment that the arena was a trap.  And a very
unpleasant one.  Once they were inside the walls, and especially as they descended
the dark corridor toward the sunken fighting floor, the smell of the place grew
stronger.  It stank of blood and death and decay, with a sulfurous undertone that
none of them could identify.
     Until they stepped out onto the sands, under a dome of crimson light, and saw
the demonic creature waiting for them.
     And heard the iron bars clash into position behind them to prevent an exit.

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 501): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 501): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 505): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 502): TERRI TOWEL of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 497): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 488): POOPIEHEAD of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 487): RAZOR MELODY of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 461): MAD MILKSTER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 452): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 387): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 380): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 501): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): MAYAN WHITE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 501): RENEGADES II (Elizamir, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 505): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 502): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 497): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 488): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 487): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 461): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 452): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 387): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 380): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): GRAPH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            PICKLE JUICE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            VASSAL of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            HANNAH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
                   (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
              (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to BOY O'S, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the DARK HORSEMEN 
stable.  Coming up with a solid 2-0-0 outing, AMAZON ELITE has advanced 5 places in 
the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for KALLIE, who flew up 18 points in the 
rankings after mashing DELANGE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  HARZOGH was overcame by REALITY 
and drops 16 points.  Our battling duelmaster APPLE has managed to hold the title, 
fending off VENEMOUS CONCUBINE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
TRICORUS.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that BOY O'S was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of BOY O'S' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be 
funny, but catch SRETSAMLEUD's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly 
deft at running from BOY O'S.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of HARZOGH, 
who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRICORUS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE 5169                   24   2  0   120       FRUITS (548)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANNAH 5059                  10  13  2   102       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIDER-MAN 5173               6   2  0    68       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAM CASSELL 5215              7   0  0    58       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARLO 5091                    6   5  0    53       BOY O'S (487)
-WILLIE MCGEE 5212             6   0  1    50       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-DARK CARNY 4890               3   1  0    46       BLACKEND PRIDE (529)
-MARK MESSIER 5214             4   1  1    45       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 KALLIE 5244                   3   2  0    43       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 REALITY 5234                  6   3  0    42       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
 KOLVEGH 5197                  7  15  0    36       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-WOLVERINE 5176                4   2  1    36       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARZOGH 5210                  6  12  0    33       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-DAPHNE 4987                   4   4  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 TURAGH 5243                   3   4  0    33       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELANGE 5230                  8   6  2    32       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 MANNY LEHMAN 5074             6   5  1    32       PANSY DIVISION (443)
 MELISSA 5252                  2   0  0    28       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-ROBERT PARISH 5213            5   2  0    27       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-JACINTHE 5211                 5   2  0    26       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANTONIO 5146                  2   0  0    22       BOY O'S (487)
-THE TOOL 5096                 2   5  1    20       PANSY DIVISION (443)
-BLAZING DOOM 5122             1   0  0    13       BLACKEND PRIDE (529)
-JAMES ST. JAMES 5127          1   1  0     5       PANSY DIVISION (443)
-FABIO 5136                    1   1  0     4       BOY O'S (487)
-HALF 5233                     1   1  0     4       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
-THE MANHOLE 5130              0   1  0     1       PANSY DIVISION (443)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KEVIN MCHALE 5216      3  3 0 ALL-UGLY TEAM 554     DELANGE 5230          386         
COSMO 5093             4  3 0 BOY O'S 487           THE SHARK'S MAN 27    388 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Why do the label the standby I fought a DANGEROUS Criminal, as though there were
other sorts?  I suppose there might be, but not in Tricorus! -- Kolvegh

It appears that I have been captured by an orc!  An unexpected development.  I wonder
what happens next.  Besides that. -- Delange

I dunno why Kolvegh was so upset about this Dangerous Criminal guy.  He was easy
meat. -- Harzogh
P.S.  For me, anyway.  I can't answer for Kolvegh.  Maybe he hasn't been getting
enough sleep....

The Embezzling Scribe is a golem?  That explains a lot.  They do say it's impossible
to argue with a golem, that they will ALWAYS insist on having things their own ways.
-- Turagh

So we fought nothing but standbys last time, what's going on?  Doesn't anybody LIKE
us? -- the Dark Horsemen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COSMO was butchered by THE SHARK'S MAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
APPLE luckily beat VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 3 minute veteran's Title melee.
CARLO vanquished KOLVEGH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DELANGE was overpowered by KALLIE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HARZOGH was bested by REALITY in a 3 minute brawl.
MANNY LEHMAN was vanquished by TURAGH in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
MELISSA devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   5 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 388 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      APPLE 5169                 24   2  0  120 FRUITS (548)
LUNGING ATTACK   CARLO 5091                  6   5  0   53 BOY O'S (487)
STRIKING ATTACK  KALLIE 5244                 3   2  0   43 AMAZON ELITE (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOLVEGH 5197.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HARZOGH 5210.  The ten other most popular fighters were APPLE 5169, KALLIE 5244, 
TURAGH 5243, MELISSA 5252, CARLO 5091, REALITY 5234, COSMO 5093, MANNY LEHMAN 5074, 
KOLVEGH 5197, and DELANGE 5230.

The least popular fighter this week was DELANGE 5230.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOLVEGH 5197, MANNY LEHMAN 5074, COSMO 5093, REALITY 5234, CARLO 5091, 
MELISSA 5252, TURAGH 5243, KALLIE 5244, APPLE 5169, and HARZOGH 5210.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI