DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2005    Duedate: 02/17/2005

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-401

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HANNAH
AMAZON ELITE (536)
(51-5059) [13-13-3,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HANNAH                         POSITION IS EMPTY
AMAZON ELITE (536)             
(51-5059) [13-13-3,125]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNAH                         DELANGE
AMAZON ELITE (536)             DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5059) [13-13-3,125]        (51-5230) [16-11-2,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMAZON ELITE (536)          32
2. FRUITS (548)                14      FRUITS (548)
3. DARK HORSEMEN (433)        -11      Unchartered Team

                                       LORD'S FIVE (69)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              45  10  2 81.8   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  5 0
 2/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        95  81  8 54.0   2/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        6  1 1
 3/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      461 557 15 45.3   3/ 3 FRUITS (548)              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 514): SWALLOWTAIL of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 399): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 519): GREEN BEAN of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 515): ARCANE RAIDER of THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 514): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 518): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 515): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 510): LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 501): BRICKTOP of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 500): ANIMATE TOFU of SCRAGITARIOUS (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 474): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 465): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 452): RONALD MCDONALD of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 400): 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 350): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 393): DARK GUMBY of WASTELAND II from BONSUR (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 514): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 399): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 519): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 515): BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 514): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 518): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 515): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 510): BIG TROUBLE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 501): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 500): none
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 474): THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 465): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 452): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 400): 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 350): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 393): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 514): AEGLOS of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 513): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 399): PROWESS of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
               (turn 398): FORMIDABLE of KNOT WHOLE (Sultan, mgr.)
                           YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 519): GREEN BEAN of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 514): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                           MANUTE BOL of LARGE LOSERS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 510): CYCLONE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 501): MEET DEATH of INANIMATE TOFU (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
                            CESIUM of HEAVYMETAL KIDS (Moribund, mgr.)
                            PARALLAX of MAD SCIENTISTS (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 500): ANIMATE TOFU of SCRAGITARIOUS (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
                           THE HIPPY of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
               (turn 499): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
                           I SEE SOUNDS of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 473): DONNA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 465): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, 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 350): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 349): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TRICORUS games.  JACINTHE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested DELANGE and was awarded 18 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, VENEMOUS CONCUBINE 
put down TURAGH, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has HANNAH in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that 
the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?  
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TRICORUS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in TRICORUS these days is WENSINWASIN M.H..  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of AMAZON ELITE are catching the 
bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of KOLVEGH, 
veteran of many duels.  14-21-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays 
no favorites.  This week's duel proved deadly to KOLVEGH as he fell to the more 
renowned warrior, HANNAH.  How will DARK HORSEMEN find revenge?  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 TRICORUS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 HANNAH 5059                  13  13  3   125       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARZOGH 5210                 14  17  0    82       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-KALLIE 5244                   5   2  0    71       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACINTHE 5211                 8   4  0    64       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 TURAGH 5243                  11   9  0    63       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DELANGE 5230                 16  11  2    61       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE 4987                   5   5  0    47       AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE 5266                    1   0  0    14       FRUITS (548)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KOLVEGH 5197          14 21 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433     HANNAH 5059           401         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Horsemen -- I couldn't agree more!!  This arena should be dead and gone considering
the amount of competing teams we have here.  Am getting tired of the girls fighting
yours every turn. -- Amazon Elite

Delange -- Wasn't much of a fight; Hannah's 105 points to your 67.  But wasn't my
fault!  If only there were more teams here.

RSI Staff -- How about seriously looking at consolidating this arena??  Just doesn't
seem like there's enough participating teams to keep it going.  What do we have to do
in order to help??

     I've passed this on to a more appropriate RSI staff person. -- Ed.

Hannah -- What a lousy match-up, hmm?  Maybe I should avoid, and then I, too, can
fight a standby. -- Delange

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!

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HANNAH butchered KOLVEGH in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TURAGH was vanquished by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
HARZOGH subdued M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute fight.
DELANGE was unbelievably bested by JACINTHE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory brawl.
GRAPE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 401 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-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JACINTHE 5211               8   4  0   64 AMAZON ELITE (536)
WALL OF STEEL    TURAGH 5243                11   9  0   63 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               16  11  2   61 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
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 
DELANGE 5230.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARZOGH 5210, GRAPE 5266, 
JACINTHE 5211, HANNAH 5059, KOLVEGH 5197, TURAGH 5243,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TURAGH 5243.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOLVEGH 5197, HANNAH 5059, JACINTHE 5211, GRAPE 5266, HARZOGH 5210, 
DELANGE 5230,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACK DANIELS 3084 (85-76-3)            6  3  0         WHY I DRINK          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NUNZIO 4799 (31-13-1)                  6  3  0         BOY O'S              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
F-WHITE SHADOW 4696 (12-3-0)           5  3  0         F-LLOD BLADES        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE INDIAN 3608 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         BRING THE PAIN       
SAGAT 3610 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         BRING THE PAIN       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DUMBER 4944 (2-2-0)                    3  3  0         HOTENDOTEY           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HORUS 5196 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         LUNAR WOLVES