DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2005    Duedate: 02/03/2005

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-400

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HANNAH
AMAZON ELITE (536)
(51-5059) [12-13-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HANNAH                         POSITION IS EMPTY
AMAZON ELITE (536)             
(51-5059) [12-13-2,111]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNAH                         DAPHNE
AMAZON ELITE (536)             AMAZON ELITE (536)
(51-5059) [12-13-2,111]        (51-4987) [5-5-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMAZON ELITE (536)          35
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         26      AMAZON ELITE (536)
3. FRUITS (548)                 0      Unchartered Team
4. WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)       0
                                        (80)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FRUITS (548)              44  10  2 81.5   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  4 0
 2- 2 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    15   8  1 65.2   2/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        4  1 0
 3/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        93  81  7 53.4   3- 2 FRUITS (548)              1  0 1
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      460 554 15 45.4   4- 4 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    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 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): PROWESS of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): WOLF SPIDER of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): STEAL SHANK of DARK PENNACLE (Dincuru Feadagnor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): BENDER of BLADES OF ICE (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): MEET DEATH of INANIMATE TOFU (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): DARK GUMBY of WASTELAND II from BONSUR (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 518): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 514): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 513): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 517): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 514): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 509): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 500): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): none
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 464): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 203): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 450): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 399): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 392): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 398): FORMIDABLE of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
                           YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): DONNA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for JACINTHE, who pummelled 
DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, to pocket 15 points.  HANNAH successfully staved off a grab for 
the roses by DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN.  Does TRICORUS have no one talented enough to 
dethrone her?  Word has it one team in TRICORUS is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
WENSINWASIN M.H. are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, AMAZON ELITE scurried away from 
WENSINWASIN M.H..  Oh, the shame!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and 
an overtaxed simile, I now bid TRICORUS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNAH 5059                  12  13  2   111       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIDER-MAN 5173              10   6  0   108       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLVEGH 5197                 14  20  0    86       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 HARZOGH 5210                 13  17  0    76       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-KALLIE 5244                   5   2  0    71       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 TURAGH 5243                  11   8  0    70       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELANGE 5230                 16  10  2    65       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOLVERINE 5176                5   2  1    53       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
 DAPHNE 4987                   5   5  0    47       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 JACINTHE 5211                 7   4  0    46       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MELISSA 5252                  2   1  0    25       AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hannah -- I was going to write you a regular "fight personal," but then I thought,
hmm, I've got control of the typist here, I can say anything I want, right?  Well,
within reason.
     I want to protest the way the Commission runs the tourneys!  They don't close
neatly for the day at sunset, as they should.  They keep going on into the night,
sometimes very far into the night, and as a person who prefers to get eight hours
sleep, plus not wanting to be on the streets at night, I protest!  The Commission is
being unfair to managers and warriors of regular habits! -- Harzogh
P.S.  Yes, I know, that doesn't interest you.  But you wouldn't have been interested
in an ordinary personal either, so....

Ambitious Guard?  Pooh. -- Delange

And, M. Chardinee, pah. -- Kolvegh

Daphne -- Don't say it!  In an arena this small, this is the kind of match-up you
get. -- Turagh

Six active warriors.  How...exciting.  I wonder when this arena will close? -- Nick,
Dark Horsemen

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

HANNAH devastated DELANGE in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
HARZOGH subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute melee.
KOLVEGH overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TURAGH bested KUNG FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
JACINTHE defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 4 minute match.
DAPHNE bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 5 minute gory brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 400 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TURAGH 5243                11   8  0   70 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               16  10  2   65 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
TOTAL PARRY      JACINTHE 5211               7   4  0   46 AMAZON ELITE (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HANNAH 5059.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DAPHNE 4987.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARZOGH 5210, TURAGH 5243, 
HANNAH 5059, KOLVEGH 5197, JACINTHE 5211, DELANGE 5230,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DELANGE 5230.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JACINTHE 5211, KOLVEGH 5197, HANNAH 5059, TURAGH 5243, HARZOGH 5210, 
DAPHNE 4987,  0,  0,  0, and  0.