DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2006    Duedate: 02/02/2006

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-426

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILLIE MCGEE
ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
(51-5212) [17-1-1,199]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILLIE MCGEE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)            
(51-5212) [17-1-1,199]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPE                          ZALGEI
FRUITS (548)                   DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5266) [13-13-0,90]         (51-5272) [10-15-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         30
2. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)         25      ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
3. RONIN (445)                  8      Unchartered Team
4. WHOLE FOODS (564)            0
5. FRUITS (548)                -4      WARRIORS OF EL (451)

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)       57  18  2 76.0   1/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  5 0
 2- 2*WHOLE FOODS (564)          3   1  1 75.0   2/ 1 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       4  4 0
 3/ 3 FRUITS (548)              57  23  2 71.3   3/ 2 RONIN (445)               4  6 0
 4/ 4 RONIN (445)              165 166 17 49.8   4/ 4 FRUITS (548)              2  1 0
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      513 602 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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 536): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): HEARTS of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): SYD TUBULAR of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 536): STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): AARDVARK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1MORDANT (turn 536): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
                           FIREBALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (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 477): FRANKENBUTT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in TRICORUS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, ALL-UGLY TEAM.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's with 
MARGALH?  He actually beat TRICORUS' CAPTURED ORC, and walked away with 18 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at DARK HORSEMEN while they watched ZALGEI 
clobber SAM CASSELL.  He lost 5 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  TRICORUS has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  He challenged 
FRUITS' GRAPE (13-13-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  GRAPE was reminded 
on the sands why WILLIE MCGEE is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, WHOLE FOODS!  
The bums at ALL-UGLY TEAM couldn't face the challenges from WHOLE FOODS!  No excuse 
for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, GRAPE!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of TRICORUS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Sending a 
warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, 
SEIJURO.  That's what a 10-7-1 gets you.  So RONIN sent SENSEI to the Dark Arena.  
Big deal.  Plenty more fighters where SENSEI came from.  Dime a dozen...  Now, 
Spyreporters...  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To 
die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLIE MCGEE 5212            17   1  1   199       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANDMASTER 4303             22   6  0    90       RONIN (445)
 GRAPE 5266                   13  13  0    90       FRUITS (548)
 ZALGEI 5272                  10  15  0    77       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARK MESSIER 5214            11   5  1    51       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 MARGALH 5293                  8   4  0    45       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SAM CASSELL 5307              3   1  0    44       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-MERTON HANKS 5255             4   0  0    40       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOFURKEY 5282                 3   1  1    26       WHOLE FOODS (564)
 ZAO 5292                      4   6  1    25       RONIN (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK LOTUS 5308              2   1  0    22       RONIN (445)
 GALBEI 5309                   1   3  0     6       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NULN (ZING!) 5310      0  1 0 ALL-UGLY TEAM 554     ARENAMASTER RAHJ 23   426 NONE    
SEIJURO 4328          10  8 1 RONIN 445             THREE-HORN TROLL 21   426 NONE    
SENSEI 5301            3  2 0 RONIN 445             TRICORAN LOYALIST 20  426 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Willie McGee -- I'd like to say that I "gave" you that win so you could hold the
title rightfully, but the fact is that you defeated me fair and square, or at least
sort of rectangular. -- Delange

P.S.  It feels strange not to be already thinking about next cycle's fight.
P.P.S.  You aren't actually THAT ugly, not when I've had these months to get used to
seeing you around.  And you're tall.  That counts.

Mark Messier -- What would happen if you changed your name to Mark Neater?  Would you
suddenly find yourself moved onto another team?  Would this be good?  Who knows? --
Zalgei, feeling shallowly philosophical, which probably signifies something, but who
knows what, eh?

Sam Cassell -- Of course I didn't "steal my daddy's armor"!  The very IDEA! --
Margalh
P.S.  It wouldn't fit.  I'm taller than he is.

Tofurkey -- Now, THAT is ugly. -- Galbei
P.S.  Totally put me off my feed.  Just as well, considering what we had for dinner,
but it's the principle of the thing.

Arenamaster Rahj -- Does that mean I can take YOUR lands?  It isn't like you were
DOING anything with them, after all. -- Delange

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

SEIJURO was dealt death by THREE-HORN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SENSEI was narrowly killed by TRICORAN LOYALIST in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
NULN (ZING!) was assassinated by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WILLIE MCGEE devastated GRAPE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
SAM CASSELL was demolished by ZALGEI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
GRANDMASTER outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a 7 minute struggle.
MARK MESSIER overpowered ZAO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MARGALH overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BLACK LOTUS vanquished GALBEI in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 426 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WILLIE MCGEE 5212          17   1  1  199 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
TOTAL PARRY      GRANDMASTER 4303           22   6  0   90 RONIN (445)
LUNGING ATTACK   MARK MESSIER 5214          11   5  1   51 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
BASHING ATTACK   MARGALH 5293                8   4  0   45 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
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 
SEIJURO 4328.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZALGEI 5272, SAM CASSELL 
5307, MARGALH 5293, BLACK LOTUS 5308, SENSEI 5301, WILLIE MCGEE 5212, MARK MESSIER 
5214, GALBEI 5309, NULN (ZING!) 5310, and GRAPE 5266.

The least popular fighter this week was ZAO 5292.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRANDMASTER 4303, GRAPE 5266, NULN (ZING!) 5310, GALBEI 5309, MARK 
MESSIER 5214, WILLIE MCGEE 5212, SENSEI 5301, BLACK LOTUS 5308, MARGALH 5293, and SAM 
CASSELL 5307.