DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/31/2006    Duedate: 04/13/2006

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-431

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZALGEI
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5272) [14-16-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZALGEI                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5272) [14-16-0,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAPE                          ZALGEI
FRUITS (548)                   DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5266) [13-18-0,85]         (51-5272) [14-16-0,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AMAZON ELITE (536)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         39
2. AMAZON ELITE (536)          23      FRUITS (548)
3. RONIN (445)                 12      Unchartered Team
4. SRETSAMLEUD (557)            0
5. WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)       0      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)              57  28  2 67.1   1/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        7  6 0
 2- 2 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    16   8  1 66.7   2- 2 SRETSAMLEUD (557)         6  4 1
 3- 3 SRETSAMLEUD (557)         16   8  1 66.7   3/ 1 RONIN (445)               6  9 0
 4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       107  91  8 54.0   4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5  7 1
 5/ 5 RONIN (445)              177 178 17 49.9   5- 5 WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)    1  0 0
 6/ 6 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      521 614 17 45.9   6/ 6 FRUITS (548)              0  3 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 541): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 549): HEARTS of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 545): FORK BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 548): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 545): PINK NOSE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 540): SADIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 530): SCYTHE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 482): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 430): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 205): NICKLEBACK of MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 379): DIED of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 170): 2 PHAT 2 of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 423): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 541): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 549): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 545): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 548): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 545): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 540): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 530): D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 482): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 430): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 205): none
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 379): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 170): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 423): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 544): ALL LICKERED UP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 543): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                  (turn 493): HARANDUR of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 481): KANGAROO LIFEBOAT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 429): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     We can't have M. Chardinee as Duel2Dude.  It would make us a laughingstock here.
Uh, more of a laughingstock.

                                        Zalgei

P.S.  And the fans approved.  My popularity was greatly increased, with his only
going up marginally (not that he gets to keep it).

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TRICORUS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, RONIN, since AMAZON ELITE 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now let's all watch DARK 
HORSEMEN's heads swell from their 3-1-1 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big 
talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see MARGALH win a fight 
and gain 12 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, KHALUHUMS DWARF beat GRAPE and GRAPE lost 5 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, TRICORUS may 
be getting bland, as ZALGEI stays top dog in the city.  The Silver Chalice, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From TRICORUS' 
trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  SRETSAMLEUD was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like 
AMAZON ELITE avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you 
ask me.  Hmph.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZALGEI 5272                  14  16  0   116       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANDMASTER 4303             25   8  0    92       RONIN (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE 5266                   13  18  0    85       FRUITS (548)
-REALITY 5234                 11   3  0    68       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
-KALLIE 5244                   5   4  0    67       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELISSA 5252                  5   3  0    61       AMAZON ELITE (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACINTHE 5211                11   7  0    56       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 DAPHNE 4987                   8   6  0    55       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-WOLVERINE 5176                5   2  1    53       WENSINWASIN M.H. (549)
 MARGALH 5293                 10   7  0    46       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAO 5292                      6   9  1    33       RONIN (445)
 BLACK LOTUS 5308              5   3  0    29       RONIN (445)
 SAMURAI 5317                  4   1  0    27       RONIN (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALBEI 5309                   3   6  1    22       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HALF 5233                     2   2  0    15       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
-DICE 5321                     1   0  0    13       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
 NEALA 5286                    1   2  0    13       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-SPY 5322                      1   0  0    11       SRETSAMLEUD (557)
 AILLENDEI 5318                0   5  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?
PERSISTANT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   GALBEI 5309           431 NONE    
HA HA! 5323            0  1 0 RONIN 445             ARENAMASTER RAHJ 23   431 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Melissa -- Have you ever thought what a quandary the gladiatorial system puts us guys
in?  If we win against a woman, that woman looks at us and sees a bully and a date-
beater.  But if we lose, we come across as wimps.  It's a no-win situation.  Bummer.
-- Margalh

Black Lotus -- My teammate is pessimistic by nature, but I prefer to see situations
such as this as:  I get to meet a good-looking, exotic woman.  You busy tonight? --
Galbei
P.S.  No dancing, though.

Dice -- Your manager ADMITS that he dices with the lives of gladiators?  The cad! --
Aillendei
P.S.  Shouldn't your team name be Owtleud now?

Ed. -- A shed would be good, but if it's a good shed, why waste it on tools? --
Margalh

     Because the tools will get all rusty and possibly even be stolen if they're left
     out.  And you can always use the tools to build MORE sheds, should you so
     desire. -- Ed.

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HA HA! was butchered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ZALGEI won victory over GRANDMASTER in a exciting 3 minute expert's Title battle.
GRAPE was luckily beaten by KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's duel.
JACINTHE outlasted ZAO in a 7 minute fight.
MELISSA demolished BLACK LOTUS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MARGALH vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
DAPHNE viciously subdued SAMURAI in a 5 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
GALBEI slaughtered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
NEALA vanquished AILLENDEI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  19 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -  11 -  1      21  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 431 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GRANDMASTER 4303           25   8  0   92 RONIN (445)
AIMED BLOW       MELISSA 5252                5   3  0   61 AMAZON ELITE (536)
STRIKING ATTACK  DAPHNE 4987                 8   6  0   55 AMAZON ELITE (536)
BASHING ATTACK   MARGALH 5293               10   7  0   46 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 
ZALGEI 5272.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAPHNE 4987, GRAPE 5266, ZAO 
5292, MARGALH 5293, MELISSA 5252, HA HA! 5323, GRANDMASTER 4303, BLACK LOTUS 5308, 
GALBEI 5309, and NEALA 5286.

The least popular fighter this week was JACINTHE 5211.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AILLENDEI 5318, SAMURAI 5317, NEALA 5286, GALBEI 5309, BLACK LOTUS 
5308, GRANDMASTER 4303, HA HA! 5323, MELISSA 5252, MARGALH 5293, and ZAO 5292.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZALGEI (51-5272) DARK HORSEMEN (433)