DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2006    Duedate: 01/19/2006

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-425

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILLIE MCGEE
ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
(51-5212) [16-1-1,190]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILLIE MCGEE                   TOFURKEY
ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)            WHOLE FOODS (564)
(51-5212) [16-1-1,190]         (51-5282) [3-1-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPE                          WILLIE MCGEE
FRUITS (548)                   ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
(51-5266) [13-12-0,94]         (51-5212) [16-1-1,190]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)         19
2. FRUITS (548)                 7      ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
3. WHOLE FOODS (564)            6      Unchartered Team
4. RONIN (445)                  0
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)        -14      WHOLE FOODS (564)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       55  16  2 77.5   1/ 2 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       5  2 0
 2/ 3*WHOLE FOODS (564)          3   1  1 75.0   2- 3 RONIN (445)               5  5 0
 3/ 2 FRUITS (548)              57  22  2 72.2   3/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5  7 0
 4- 4 RONIN (445)              163 163 17 50.0   4/ 4 FRUITS (548)              2  1 0
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      511 601 16 46.0   5/ 5*WHOLE FOODS (564)         1  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 535): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): OTIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): LHOTSE of EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 535): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): none
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): PORTAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): MAGIC JOHNSON of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): DONNA THE HUNTRESS of THE FALLEN (Azrael, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Grandmaster, that was fairly pointless, wasn't it?  You did get some
skills, though.  These days, I suppose that's the best any of us can hope for.

     Assur, you sweet man, I really appreciate your interest in me.  Does this extend
to taking me out to dinner occasionally on the Isle?
     The Evil Inputter informs me that she has already Told All.  Some people can't
keep secrets, but I don't mind.  Nothing to hide, my dear.  I have no idea what took
me so long, having the wins, the fights, the political points, not having gotten
anything new and amazing in the way of skills this time....  Oh, I see.  Fifty
fights.  Okay, I guess having only one rating held me back until I reached--and
survived--fifty fights.  What sticklers these Commission types are!  I was ready to
go long before that.  I believe I shall arena-select Darkholm and maybe even fight
there for a while.  No doubt I will do poorly, but this will come as no surprise to
anybody.  And surely I won't be as poor as Life of Osksi!
     I'll see you in Darkholm, dear Assur!

                                      Delange

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for TRICORUS.  Like, DARK HORSEMEN had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by ALL-UGLY TEAM!  Way to go ALL-UGLY 
TEAM!  MVP award for SAM CASSELL?  ALL-UGLY TEAM's proud of him after beating MARGALH 
and getting 25 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  MARGALH got smashed by SAM 
CASSELL, and lost 21 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular 
gal in all TRICORUS.  She got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) 
WILLIE MCGEE thinks his 16-1-1 and studly character is good enough to face up to the 
Duelmaster.  Any bets?  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit 
of...(!)  Oh well, welcome WILLIE MCGEE.  Aren't ALL-UGLY TEAM proud.  (Oh, my.) Who 
was the wiseguy that said TRICORUS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Blue 
Dolphin Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  RONIN was TRICORUS' most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  I don't know what ALL-UGLY TEAM's been doing.  They certainly 
haven't been accepting many fights from RONIN, that's fer sher.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  How cruel!  ALL-UGLY TEAM heartlessly sent 
his to ROBERT PARISH certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 8-4-0 bad or something?  
Everyone has problems, but why did ALL-UGLY TEAM send ROBERT PARISH to the Dark 
Arena?  He had a 8-4-0, and I thought he looked neat on the sands...  What if they 
had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLIE MCGEE 5212            16   1  1   190       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE 5266                   13  12  0    94       FRUITS (548)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRANDMASTER 4303             21   6  0    87       RONIN (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZALGEI 5272                   9  15  0    66       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-SEIJURO 4328                 10   7  1    59       RONIN (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM CASSELL 5307              3   0  0    49       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 MARK MESSIER 5214            10   5  1    45       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERTON HANKS 5255             4   0  0    40       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZAO 5292                      4   5  1    29       RONIN (445)
 MARGALH 5293                  7   4  0    27       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 TOFURKEY 5282                 3   1  1    26       WHOLE FOODS (564)
-SENSEI 5301                   3   1  0    26       RONIN (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK LOTUS 5308              1   1  0    13       RONIN (445)
 GALBEI 5309                   1   2  0     5       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROBERT PARISH 5213     8  5 0 ALL-UGLY TEAM 554     FREEDOM FIGHTER 24    425 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, a Captured Orc.  Hmm.  I wonder where he came from?  Can't have been a local
recent capture, haven't been any wild orcs around here for years.  And he isn't an
OLD orc, you can tell them because their tusks are blunt.  So, he must be an import.
Which raises an interesting question.  Lately we've had do-gooders from Osksi and
Jhelum telling us that our slave trade here is Wrong.  And yet, somebody is bring us
orcish slaves.  Makes you wonder about a thing or two, doesn't it?  Maybe a double
standard somewhere.  I don't actually like orcs, myself, but I can sympathize, as we
Rirorni have been treated as "sub-human animals" a time or two ourselves.  I think I
should let this Captured Orc go, except that I'd have to give him enough money to be
sure he'd escape, and I don't have that much.  And Delange won't even let me bring
him home for dinner, she can't stand orcs.  Oh, well. -- Margalh

Sensei -- This is what happens when you don't challenge. -- Zalgei

Black Lotus -- (admiringly)  Wow, are you a hard woman, or what?  Good work. --
Galbei

Lady Protector Delange -- I trust that a Rirorni swordswoman is able and willing to
go out and acquire her own lands?  We will, however, give you our best wishes, and a
recently-looted, er recently ACQUIRED sword.  Go for it. -- Arenamaster Rahj

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROBERT PARISH was butchered by FREEDOM FIGHTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WILLIE MCGEE vanquished DELANGE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
MARK MESSIER was overpowered by ZALGEI in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
GRAPE overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARGALH was devastated by SAM CASSELL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
TOFURKEY overpowered GALBEI in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 425 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WILLIE MCGEE 5212          16   1  1  190 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
BASHING ATTACK   GRAPE 5266                 13  12  0   94 FRUITS (548)
LUNGING ATTACK   MARK MESSIER 5214          10   5  1   45 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRAPE 5266.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WILLIE MCGEE 5212.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZALGEI 5272, GRAPE 5266, 
SAM CASSELL 5307, TOFURKEY 5282, ROBERT PARISH 5213, MARK MESSIER 5214, MARGALH 5293, 
GALBEI 5309,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GALBEI 5309.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARGALH 5293, MARK MESSIER 5214, ROBERT PARISH 5213, TOFURKEY 5282, SAM 
CASSELL 5307, GRAPE 5266, ZALGEI 5272, WILLIE MCGEE 5212,  0, and  0.

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

DELANGE (51-5230) DARK HORSEMEN (433)